Date Of Execution: 26 Jan 1954
Crime Location: Shropshire Union Canal, near Shrewsbury
Execution Place: Shrewsbury
Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint
Desmond Donald Hooper murdered Bett Selina Smith 12 who he strangled and drowned in the Shropshire Union Canal, near Shrewsbury on 21 July 1953.
see National Archives - ASSI 6/90, ASSI 89/9