The Cheetham Hill Murder - A Convenient Killing?

On a hot July afternoon in 1933, 61-year-old Frances Levin – described as a wealthy Jewish widow – was brutally and fatally attacked in her home in Manchester’s affluent Cheetham Hill district. Following the biggest manhunt Manchester’s CID had ever undertaken, Billy Burtoft, a homeless meths addict, was hanged for her murder in what was believed to be a robbery gone wrong. A recent BBC television programme 'Murder Mystery and My Family' proved Burtoft could not have committed the crime. Clearly, this was a serious miscarriage of justice, but, if Burtoft did not kill Mrs Levin, then who did? Denise Beddows, author of 'Odd Man Out – A Motiveless Murder?', uncovers police corruption, malpractice and suppression of crucial evidence, and reveals a more likely motive and a suspect who was never investigated.
ISBN: 9781788766708
Type: Paperback
Pages: 152
Published: 31 December 2018
Price: $11.95

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