Crime



Sunderland Jewellery Job

Here we tell the story of an unsolved Jewellery Job – a crime in Sunderland Town Centre. Saturday night on May 24th 1930, Sunderland town centre was a busy place. At the gas office corner, workmen were laying new tramlines. The noise of the drilling and hammering over a period… Continue reading

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Sunderland Fire of Fury

Fire of Fury: It was a calm peaceful summer’s night in Southwick, Sunderland, on the 21st July 1894. James Chilton, a 40 year old ships engineer, and his friend Thomas Fenton were returning to Mr Chilton’s home from the pub. Mr Chilton was of good character and they confined him… Continue reading

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Curse On Washington Blacksmiths

This story is ends with a highwayman placing a curse on a blacksmiths workshop in Washington Village. Therefore, we are giving the story the simple title of The Curse On Washington Blacksmiths. The Robbery Long Bank, in the 1700’s was just a mud track. Indeed, it was a short-cut across… Continue reading

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Sunderland Highwayman

Indeed, long ago, Wearside had its very own Sunderland Highwayman who became a notorious figure. From petty crimes to hold-ups and murder, this was someone you didn’t want living near you. So, let us look back at Robert Drummond, The Sunderland Highwayman. Scottish Connection Actually, Robert Drummond was born in… Continue reading

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Jealous Johnson

To begin with, the story of Jealous Johnson, describes how an emotion such as jealousy can totally destroy lives. The incident took place in Hetton (now in the City of Sunderland), County Durham. So, let us look back to that fateful day when Jealous Johnson shot dead the woman he… Continue reading

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Murder At The Mill

On this Sunday morning, the owners of Hallgarth Mill in Pittington, wealthy farmer Stephen Oliver and his wife, decided to go to Durham and spend the day with relatives. Working for the Oliver’s were 19 year old Thomas Clark and pretty 17 year old Mary Ann Westhorpe. They also lived… Continue reading

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