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    Full title reads: "Horsham, Sussex. Rich Widow Mystery: Man Charged".

    Horsham, Sussex.

    LV GV Elevated Court House at Horsham. SV Lamp outside police station. SV Policeman waiting at court house door SV Photographers waiting. LV Police holding back crowds SV Policemen leading John George Haigh into courthouse. LV People outside courthouse trying to get in SV Crowd at entrance and detectives entering Angle shot People watching. LV Window of courthouse. CU Window of courthouse. SV Police holding back crowds. LV Towards Haigh being brought from courthouse to car. CU Car Driving away. Crowds break up as car leaves.

    Crawley, Sussex.

    CU Road sign -'Crawley'. LV Elevated GV builders yard. SV Debris amongst which body was found. SV Large drum pan to other containers in yard. LV Piled up junk and debris. CU Pan detectives arriving. CU Man carrying large suitcase. SV Pan police photographer. LV Detectives uncovering junk in corner of yard. GV Detectives searching among junk. CU Shovel full of earth. LV Detectives inspecting article with spyglass. MS Removing article in box. LV Police raking over debris. SV Detectives holding piece of material. MV Placing material in box.

    Cataloguer's Note: George Haigh was charged with the murder of Mrs Helen Olivia Durant-Deacon amongst others. Haigh was known as 'The Acid Bath Killer'.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:27:00 / 01:20:03:00
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  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Pathe Crime Murder West Sussex talent Acid Bath Murders Murder in Britain sidney street crime museum 1940s Courts MOL - Crime uncovered ABM MM5
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    To avoid any confusion, although the commentator calls him "George John Haigh", his name was John George Haigh.

    Currently, in the shots list, both those versions of the name have been used, so the "George John Haigh" version needs amending.

    "Mrs Helen Olivia Durant-Deacon" should read Olive Durand-Deacon.

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