Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery: The three salmon fishermen men who found the body

Made:
1938-02-07 in Cheltenham
maker:
George W Roper

The three salmon fishermen men who found the body A photograph of the Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery, taken in February 1938

A photograph of the Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery, taken in February 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.

The photograph shows three men involved in the discovery of the body. The caption reads '(Left to Right) Sidney Church, E Bevan, and Jack Dudfield'. On 3 February 1938, H C Price found bloodstains, and these three salmon fishermen discovered a human torso in the River Severn, near Haw Bridge, Tewkesbury. The discovery led to a murder investigation which remains unsolved.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/11026
type:
glass plate negative
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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