British Executions

Backary Manneh

Age: 25

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 27 May 1952

Crime Location: 10 Oakley Square, London

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


Backary Manneh murdered Joseph Aaku 28 who he stabbed at 10 Oakley Square, London on 4 January 1952.

After  the murder Backary Manneh ran off and was not found until later after he went to the hospital with a wound caused in the struggle. Police later determined that he had stolen a gold watch from Joseph Aaku that he later pawned and when recovered was shown to have Joseph Aaku's blood on it.

see National Archives - CRIM 1/2206