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The Long Drop By Christopher Berry-Dee

The Long Drop by Christopher Berry-Dee

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In 1928, PC George Gutteridge was murdered. Frederick Guy Browne and William Henry Kennedy were found guilty and hanged. This book argues that Browne was innocent - that he was never at the scene of the crime and that the police used questionable evidence to convict him.

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The Long Drop: Two Were Hanged - One Was Innocent by Christopher Berry-Dee

Late on the evening of 26 September 1928, PC George Gutteridge, the village policeman of Stapleford Abbots, Essex, was murdered when he halted a speeding car. Both his eyes were shot out. Society was outraged and when Frederick Guy Browne and William Henry Kennedy were arrested and tried, they faced extreme public prejudice. Both were found guilty and hanged. Kennedy's solicitor, who was Christopher Berry-Dee's grandfather, told the author that while Kennedy was guilty, Browne was not. And the police knew it. He was never at the scene of the crime. A detailed analysis of the trial evidence shows that the police used questionable tactics and muddled the identification of the murder weapon, and that Browne was convicted on dubious evidence.

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GOR001794289
9780863696039
0863696031
The Long Drop: Two Were Hanged - One Was Innocent by Christopher Berry-Dee
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
1993-01-21
234
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