• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN WERE DRAFTED INTO THE QUIET ENGLISH VILLAGE OF BEENHAM, IN RURAL BERKSHIRE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER OF TWO SMALL GIRLS MURDERED WHILE OUT FOR A RIDE ON THEIR BICYCLES.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN WERE DRAFTED INTO THE QUIET ENGLISH VILLAGE OF BEENHAM, IN RURAL BERKSHIRE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER OF TWO SMALL GIRLS MURDERED WHILE OUT FOR A RIDE ON THEIR BICYCLES. POLICE THINK THE PERSON THEY WANT IS THE SAME PERSON WHO MURDERED A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL NEAR THE VILLAGE SIX MONTHS AGO.

    DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM MARCHANT, OF SCOTLAND YARD, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATIONS, SAID HE HAD " A WHOLE BATTALION" SEARCHING THE AREA FOR THE KILLER OF SCHOOL FRIENDS JEANETTE WIGMORE AND JACQUELINE WILLIAMS, BOTH AGED NINE.

    THE LATEST STAGE IN THE HUNT CAME TONIGHT WHEN POLICE VISITED THE HOMES OF THE 500 BEENHAM VILLAGERS AND TOOK AWAY SHOES AND CLOTHING TO BE EXAMINED FOR TRACES OF BLOOD AND MUD - ONE OF THE GIRLS HAD BEEN STABBED, THE OTHER STRANGLED, NEAR A GRAVEL PIT. SO FAR, THEY HAVE TAKEN THREE HUNDRED STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL PEOPLE, AND ARE ASKING MEN AND BOYS IN THE AREA TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR WHEREABOUTS ON MONDAY EVENING, THE TIME OF THE KILLINGS. THE POLICE ALSO WANT TO INTERVIEW THREE NON-VILLAGERS SEEN IN THE AREA THAT NIGHT, TWO OF THEM MEN CYCLISTS, THE OTHER A WOMAN WITH BINOCULARS.

    ONLY LAST FRIDAY A CORONER RECORDED A VERDICT THAT 17-YEAR-OLD YOLANDE WADDINGTON, FOUND DEAD LAST AUTUMN, HAD BEEN WILFULLY MURDERED BY PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN. YOLANDE WAS FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH, NAKED SAVE FOR A PAIR OF SOCKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD31WSI63A6V8PASKYBIQWBCHQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD31WSI63A6V8PASKYBIQWBCHQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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