British Executions

Charles Samuel Dyer

Age: 25

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 5 Apr 1904

Crime Location: 2 Back 21 Inge Street, Birmingham

Execution Place: Birmingham

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Charles Dyer murdered his girlfriend Martha Eliza Simpson 21 whose throat he cut at 2 Back 21 Inge Street, Birmingham on 4 February 1904.

Charles Dyer was an ex-soldier turned hawker who lived with Martha Simpson at 21 Inge Street. Charles Dyer was very fond of Martha Simpson and was angry at her having been in the company of another man. They had been drinking freely when Charles Dyer cut Martha Simpson's throat.

Most of Inge Street has since been developed but several original period dwellings still exist around 51 together with the entrance to the back courts.

see Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Tuesday 05 April 1904

see Dundee Evening Post - Tuesday 05 April 1904

see National Archives - ASSI 13/34