Search

This week 60 years ago: Finsbury man ‘goes blank’ and kills his wife

PUBLISHED: 13:37 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 17 May 2017

Islington Gazette: May 17, 1957

Islington Gazette: May 17, 1957

Archant

A husband “went blank” and strangled his wife to death, a court heard.

The suspect, a 34-year-old tool maker of Rosoman Street, Finsbury, was hauled before Clerkenwell Magistrates’ Court, where he was remanded in custody.

Supt William Baker told the hearing: “I saw him at King’s Cross police station and told him: ‘I have just seen the body of your wife at your home. She appears to have been strangled. I have reason to believe you can help me in my enquiries.’

“He made a short statement, which concluded: ‘She kept on at me when we went to bed tonight. I felt something poking me. I went blank and can’t remember any more.’”

Meanwhile, a record 400 activists attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the women’s branch of the Islington North Conservative Association.

It took place at the Upper Holloway Hall, and there was talk of redecorating the building to commemorate the milestone.

At the end of the party, everyone sang Land of Hope and Glory.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette