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    In 1951 Beatrice Rimmer was bludgeoned to death in her home, with robbery the supposed motive. Two Mancunians Edward Devlin and Alfred Burns were later hung for the murder after investigations led by Bert Balmer, who would appear to have 'fitted up' George Kelly and Charles Connolly over the Cameo murders.

    The evidence against the two accused was largely circumstantial, involving eye witness accounts by people of questionable character and the defendants failure to provide a suitable alibi. No murder weapon or fingerprints were ever found, nor did anyone ever see the them go into the house.


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    Hi Steve

    Thanks for starting this thread. As you say, it appears to be another miscarriage of justice down to Bert Balmer fitting up a couple of petty criminals for the crime just as in the Cameo case.

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    what a sad case

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    My mate still lives opposite to the house in question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    My mate still lives opposite to the house in question!
    get us a pic jona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post


    get us a pic jona!

    Of me mates house?

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