British Executions

John Dand

Age: 32

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Jun 1951

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Dand murdered Walter Wyld 72 who he battered and stabbed at 199 Huntingdon Road, York on 27 January 1951. He was found dead in his kitchen.

After the murder police found £73 in a box in a gas oven at Walter Wyld's home. The court heard that John Dand, who was a press operator had stolen £3.

Walter Wyld died from a 7 inch stab wound through the heart and had burst the muscles in his own arms with the force he used to defend himself.

John Dand said 'We had a row about money. it was an accident and I left him there.'

see National Archives - ASSI 45/119, ASSI 87/5

see "Murder Appeal Dismissed." Times [London, England] 29 May 1951: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 22 Feb. 2014.

see The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 22 February 1951

see The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 26 April 1951