British Executions

John Walker

Age: 48

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 13 Jul 1950

Crime Location: Station Road, Brompton, Northallerton

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: Stephen Wade


John Walker murdered Francis Henry Wilson who he battered to death at Station Road, Brompton, near Northallerton on 29 April 1950.

John Walker was a lodger who lodged with Francis Wilson who was the landlord.

He took Francis Wilson's wife a cup of tea in the morning and told her that he would have to leave as Francis Wilson was lying dead on the kitchen floor with severe head injuries. After there was a manhunt for John Walker who was beleived to have fled on an old black bicycle.

see Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 01 May 1950

see Gloucestershire Echo - Thursday 13 July 1950

see Dundee Courier - Monday 01 May 1950

see National Archives - ASSI 45/110/11, DPP 2/1970