Fifty years on – the county’s ‘murder in duplicate’
Fifty years ago this month, a Chesterfield serial killer was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two men and the savage killing of a German boy. Richard McAllister delves into the events that sent a shockwave of fear through north Derbyshire.
IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY inside Chesterfield Magistrates Court on December 15, 1964 – and a large crowd had gathered outside to try and to get a glimpse of the man who had turned the life of the town on its head…
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