British Executions

Daniel Raven

Age: 23

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 6 Jan 1950

Crime Location: Ashcombe Gardens, Edgware

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


Daniel Raven murdered his parents-in-law Leopold Goodman 49 and Esther Goodman 47 who he battered at Ashcombe Gardens, Edgware on 10 October 1949.

He was hung despite the fact that the results of an electro-encephalogram showed that he was probably an idiopathic epileptic. A petition with 16k names asking for his reprieve.

He said that he had got the blood found on his clothes whilst kneeling down by the boies when he found them.

see National Archives - MEPO 3/3143, HO 45/24496

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 04 January 1950

see Western Morning News - Wednesday 04 January 1950

see Gloucester Citizen - Wednesday 23 November 1949