This month it is 40 years since Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen were hanged for the murder of bachelor Alan West in his King’s Avenue, Workington, home.
True Detective August 2004
This month it is 40 years since Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen were hanged for the murder of bachelor Alan West in his King’s Avenue, Workington, home. Both men blamed each other for the murder, but who was telling the truth? The trial judge asked the jury to examine the evidence of Mary Evans very carefully. For Mary, you see, had sat in the car while her husband and Evans went inside…
It was the mother of all arguments that ended the life of a Halifax grandfather. Mother is the appropriate word as a 50-year-old mum and her 28-year-old son were involved in an argument that turned violent, resulting in the elderly victim being savagely tortured for more than six hours before he died of his horrific injuries.
The long-distance phone call to their daughter in London’s East End was horrific. For the parents of Finnish student Suvi Aronen rang at the exact moment she was being attacked, a brutal assault that ended in her murder shorly after she got off a bus to walk to her lodgings in Wanstead.
From East London:
MOTHER HEARS HER DYING DAUGHTER’S CRIES ON THE PHONE
WOMEN WHO DIED FOR THEIR CRIMES
ANTI-FREEZE WIDOW GUILTY
THE LAST MEN HANGED IN BRITAIN
THE LAST DOUBLE EXECUTION IN BRITAIN
LAUGHTER ON THE INSIDE
Great Thames Mysteries: part 3:
THE WOMAN ON WATERLOO BRIDGE
HOW "DOUBLE JEOPARDY" FREED THE KILLER WHO CONFESSED
THE MOTHER AND SON KILLERS
THE BIRTH OF THE FBI: SMASHING THE A-BOMB SPY RING
A LITTLE FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE – FOR A SERIAL KILLER
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Best Stories From 50 Years Ago:
THE MYSTERY OF FAIRY HOLLOW
MURDER ON MUSIC ROW