British Executions

Patrick Carraher

Age: 39

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 6 Apr 1946

Crime Location: Glasgow

Execution Place: Glasgow, Barlinnie

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Patrick Carraher was convicted of the culpable homicide of James Sydney Emden 23 and sentenced to 3 years jail in 1938. He stabbed him to death.

In February 1946 Patrick Carraher stabbed John Gordon 39 in a street fight with a chisel causing him to bleed to death. Three men were arrested but only Patrick Carraher was charged and following a trial he was sentenced to death.


see Wikipedia

see Trials of Patrick Carraher (Twice Tried for Murder in Glasgow), by George Blake, 1951