British Executions

Sidney Harry Fox

Age: 31

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 8 Apr 1930

Crime Location: Room 66, Metropole Hotel, Margate

Execution Place: Maidstone

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Sidney Harry Fox murdered his mother Rosaline Fox 63 in room 66 of the Metropole Hotel in Margate on 23 October 1929. He had strangled her.

He faked a fire in the hotel room they were staying in so he could claim on her life insurance which had 20 minutes left before it expired. They later exhumed Rosaline Fox's body and determined that she died before the fire was started.

see Wikipedia

see Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 116, 19 May 1930, Page 4

see Murderpedia

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see National Archives - MEPO 3/862, HO 144/11767/394847, PCOM 9/280