Cheltenham Torso Murder Mystery: Evidence is collected from the scene of the crime

Made:
1938-02-05 in Cheltenham
maker:
George W Roper

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

The photograph shows evidence being collected from the scene of the crime as samples of blood are scraped off the edge of Haw Bridge. On 3 February 1938, H C Price found bloodstains, and three salmon fishermen 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:
1983-5236/11020
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