Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50

Thread: Childwall/Thingwall Road area murder about 1965/67

  1. #1
    Newbie nobbyrott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    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.

    Advertisements -------

  2. #2
    pfft Spike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    Lesley Hobbs was the girl Killed. Early 1960's

    Last house by the Railway Bridge.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

  3. #3
    Senior Member burkhilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Liverpool, of course
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Wasn't there a thread on this? I sure I remember reading something on Yo.

  4. #4
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,590
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    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.

    C
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  5. #5
    pfft Spike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    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.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

  6. #6
    Senior Member underworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Near Liverpool
    Age
    61
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    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.

  7. #7
    Senior Member GeorgePorgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Second up fom the bottom murder cases

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...TID=398000&j=1

    ---------- Post added at 07:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 PM ----------

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http:/...OPswgXxM_LfpVw

  8. #8
    pfft Spike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    I remember the date on her headstone was 8th or 9th December.

    On the bottom it reads " Suffer Little Children To Come Onto Me "

    Not been there in over 25 years but it has always stuck with me.
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

  9. #9
    Senior Member underworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Near Liverpool
    Age
    61
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    It was thought that both this killing and the murder of Maureen Dutton (The Tki murder) less than a year earlier may have been connected due to the houses and their proximity to the Liverpool Loopline.

  10. #10
    Senior Member GeorgePorgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    How do you kill somone with a slipper?

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...accessmethod=5

  11. #11
    Newbie nobbyrott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Thank you to everybody for your response, I did not expect to hear anything so quickly.
    I did not realise she had only been 12 years old,what a terrible thing.
    But I am sure Rix was older than 15, he was a year older than me and I had already left school and started work.

    My reason for raising the subject I have to be honest was pure curiosity, I had known Rix a few years before this happened and now could not find any record on the internet or anywhere.
    As I said I seem to remember that he was sent to Broadmoor, so presumably was found to be insane. And by now has no doubt been free for many years.

    So thank you again to everybody for your help, R.I.P. Lesley Hobbs, and Rix if you are not already in hell - well God speed.

  12. #12
    Newbie nobbyrott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Have looked at the National Archives and am obviously wrong about the dates and his age.
    Diminished responsibility? Well to do something like that .....but he seemed sane enough to me and others who knew him.

  13. #13
    Senior Member underworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Near Liverpool
    Age
    61
    Posts
    296
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Tell us more NR. What happened to him afterwards? He was caught by good old fashioned detective work by officers doing door to door enquiries.

  14. #14
    Senior Member GeorgePorgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Have looked at the National Archives
    Heh,but its not viewable till 2049...so how did you manage to have a butchers?

  15. #15
    Newbie nobbyrott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    What happened to him afterwards? not a clue chum sorry, I would be interested to know myself.
    I knew him a few years before and he thought of himself as a hardcase, but didn't impress anyone else as one.
    Last time I remember seeing him was in the Avenue picture house in Edge Hill, he was sat sprawled across about 3 seats and coming across as a bit aggressive/truculent. He didn't seem to recognise me so I didn't crack on. That must have been within a year of the murder.

    ---------- Post added at 09:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:35 PM ----------

    No I meant looked at what shows on the link. (Ref the National Archives)

    Sorry I am new on here and not the most computer literate person in the world.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Cranborne Road Murder.
    By Romantic Love Shayari in forum Liverpool Folklore and Oddities
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2011, 01:30 PM
  2. Thingwall Area
    By Kev in forum Liverpool East
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-17-2007, 12:51 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68