Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery: Three men involved in the discovery of the body

Made:
1938-02-04 in United Kingdom
maker:
George W Roper
and
George W Roper
and

A photograph of the Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery, taken in February 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.

The photograph shows three men involved in the discovery of the body. The caption reads '(Left to Right) H C Price, who found blood stains on Haw Bridge, and E Bevan and H J Dudfield who found the body'. On 3 February 1938, H C Price found bloodstains, and three salmon fishermen (two pictured here) discovered a human torso in the River Severn, near Haw Bridge, Tewkesbury. The discovery led to a murder investigation which remains unsolved.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/11013
type:
glass plate negative
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford