Monday, 9 May 2016

Unsolved Murder of a Clubman

The body of an insurance clubman who disappeared in Bootle was found in Cheshire, but despite an extensive police investigation, his killer was never found.

On Friday 6th June 1958 Harry Baker travelled from his Southport home to Bootle for his regular round of calls for the Jewish credit drapers that he worked for. After calling on fifty customers he went to the number 23 bus stop in Stand Road but was never seen again.

Nobody knows if Harry got on a bus or not, the last verified sighting of him was at 1.45pm when he was talking to a thin faced man. Seventeen days later his body was found covered in sacks just off the A50 trunk road in High Legh, near Knutsford. He had been strangled and beaten, and all that was missing from his person was £25, a watch and a fountain pen.

Despite 20,000 people being interviewed the police had no significant leads and the murder of sixty one year old Harry remains unsolved.

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