Date Of Execution: 28 Nov 1893
Execution Place: Strangeways
Murder of an old woman, CATHERIN TYRER; Manchester
Emanuel Hamar for the murder of Catherine Tyrer.
November 28th: Emanuel HAMER (33)
Hamer was one of a gang of painters working on a small row of terrace houses in Salford, one of which was occupied by a Mrs Tyrer (74). For several days she had supplied the men with hot water for their tea break but had made it clear she didn't like Hamer because she thought he was crude and rough spoken. At 6pm on 28 October. Mrs Tyrer's next door neighbour, a Mr Denson. heard a bang which he thought may have been a fall, and rushed to her front door to see if he could be of any help. Unable to open the door, he hurried around the back and found Hamer in the yard, who attempted to run away. Denson managed to detain him while another neighbour contacted the police. Mrs Tyrer was found lying in a pool of blood inside the house, and later died in hospital from massive head injuries. Hamer was convicted at Manchester Assizes on 10 December before Mr Justice Grantham. No motive was ever clearly established although police suspected that he had gone to the house to commit robbery and was surprised by the victim, whom he then pushed down the stairs. Hanged by James Billington.