British Executions

Bernard Hugh Walden

Age: 33

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 14 Aug 1959

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: Harry Allen


Bernard Walden shot Joyce Moran 21 and Neil Saxton 20 with a revolver at Rotherham Technical College.

He was fond of Joyce Moran but she was more interested in Neil Saxton. Around 7.30pm on 7 April 1959 Bernard Walden saw Joyce Moran and Neil Saxton talking in a corridor of the collage where he was an assistant lecturer. Without saying anything he went to his locker and took out a revolver with which he shot them dead. After he fled and was not arrested until 1 May when he was found in Reading.

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