British Executions

Allan James Grierson

Age: 27

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 30 Oct 1935

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: Robert Baxter


Allan Grierson murdered Louise Berthe Gann 63 at 19 Gloucester Road, Regent's Park, London. He beat her to death with a flat iron and she died the next day.

He had been staying at her house as he was unemployed.  He admitted that hehad stolen a silver cruet which he sold for 14/- and said that because of that didnt intend to return ro Gloucester Road as he would be caught but that he didnt assault or kill Louise Gann.

see National Archives CRIM 1/791

see "London Flat Murder." Times [London, England] 19 Sept. 1935: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 13 July 2013.

see Trove