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    Default Childwall/Thingwall Road area murder about 1965/67

    Anybody remember this? A young man aged about 18/19 was convicted and I think sent to Broadmoor.


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    Lesley Hobbs was the girl Killed. Early 1960's

    Last house by the Railway Bridge.
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    Wasn't there a thread on this? I sure I remember reading something on Yo.

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    Hello burkhilly

    Yes it's familiar to me as well. I tried to search for it but unfortunately there are too many threads and posts about local murders... which says something too, I am afraid.

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    I lived near there as a kid ( in the 70's ) everyone knew about it.

    The young girl was buried in All Saints Church.

    As kids we would go along and tidy the grave, put flowers on. A lot of kids did.
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    Yes it was indeed Lesley Hobbs 12 years who was battered to death with a standard ash tray and stabbed in the lounge of her house in 1962. The house is the last on the left as you go down Childwall Valley Road and before the railway bridge (long extension on the side of the house). She had been babysitting her 3 siblings whilst here mother and father had gone out one sunday evening. Over 500 officers were brought in including for the first time, officers from as far away as the west midlands. The Killer was 15 years from Craighurst Road on the Belle Vale estate off Hartsbourne Avenue. Throughout his remand he was held at Walton prison. He was convicted of Manslaughter and not Murder.

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