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Unsolved Murders - 1242/19

Date Responded 31 October 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

 

  1. Total number of unsolved murders;
  2. Name of victim where known
  3. Age of victim where known
  4. Gender of victim where known
  5. Date of death where known
  6. Cause of death where known
  7. Also, if any of these unsolved cases have been re-opened recently for further investigation.

     

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1-6

 

NAME

AGE

GENDER

DATE

CAUSE OF DEATH

1

John Welsh

47

Male

26/11/80

Head injuries

2

Julie Perigo

51

Female

23/05/86

Stab wounds

3

Duncan Clift

27

Male

22/03/92

Road traffic collision

4

Nikki Allen

7

Female

07/10/92

Head injury and stab wounds

5

Michelle McKnight

29

Female

27/06/93

Stab wounds

6

Paul Logan

25

Male

24/12/93

Head injury

7

Viv Graham

33

Male

31/12/93

Shot

8

Amina Khutan

24

Female

30/12/94

Stab wounds

9

Hugh Rob Ord

61

Male

15/04/95

Head injury

10

Kevin Nightingale

33

Male

17/02/96

Shot

11

Stephen Sweeney

45

Male

08/07/98

Shot

12

Peter Beaumont Gowling

52

Male

14/02/01

Shot

13

Sidney Baldwin

45

Male

19/05/02

Head & facial injuries

14

Michael Grey

45

Male

11/11/05

Head injuries

15

John Roberts

32

Male

15/12/12

Head injuries

16

Joseph Leech

34

Male

23/12/13

Epileptic seizure

17

David Savage

42

Male

05/09/15

Stabbed

18

Jodie Wilkinson

26

Female

17/10/16

Stab wounds

 

7.Unsolved murders and cases of such importance are never classed as closed and are periodically reviewed.  If new information is received or there are new forensic developments these are acted upon.

 

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