REVEALED: 26 unsolved murders new cold crime squad will probe in Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have 26 unsolved murders on their books dating back to 1962.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016, 14:54
Michaela Hague

Investigators on the force's new major incident review team will be trying to bring the killers - some of whom have evaded capture for decades - to justice.

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Dawn Shields

Cold case squad to investigate 26 unsolved South Yorkshire murdersHere is the full list of the unsolved murders:

1) 1962 – Lilly Stephenson, Springfield Place, Barnsley, blunt force trauma.

2) 1964 – Anne Dunwell, aged 13, Slade Hooton, Rotherham, strangulation.

3) 1975 – John Henry Wortley, aged 66, National Car Park, Pond Street, Sheffield city centre, blunt force trauma.

Nora Tait

4) 1977 – Barbara Ann Young, aged 28, Netherall Road, Doncaster, blunt force trauma.

5) 1982 – Tervina Matilda Cameron, aged 59, Addy Street, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, manual strangulation.

6) 1982 – David Marlow, aged 39, Dyche Lane, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield, blunt force trauma.

7) 1989 – Saifuddin Figa Hussein, aged 36, Blonk Street, Sheffield city centre, blunt force trauma.

Vera Cooper

8) 1991 – Wendy Gallagher, aged 24, Princess Street, Barnsley, strangulation.

9) 1993 – Edna Waller, aged 79, Bramwell Gardens, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, blunt force trauma.

10) 1994 – Dawn Shields, aged 19, Mam Tor, Derbyshire, manual strangulation.

11) 1994 – Andrew Trail, Desmond’s Blues Club, Hallcarr Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, knife wounds.

Annie Dunwell

12) 1996 – Andrew George Bentley, Flying Pizza Restaurant, Glossop Road, Sheffield city centre, gun shot.

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13) 1997 – Patricia Grainger, aged 25, brook off Deerlands Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield, manual strangulation.

14) 1998 – Michael Baxendale, aged 39, Niche Night Club, Sidney Street, Sheffield city centre, knife wounds.

15) 2001 – Lindsey Scholes, aged 17, Millgate Street, Royston, Barnsley, arson.

16) 2001 – Brian Metcalfe, aged 44, Station Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, chest injuries caused by stamping.

17) 2001 – Michaela Hague, aged 25, Spitalfields, Sheffield city centre, knife wounds.

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18) 2002 – Vera Cooper, aged 80, Greenbank Walk, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, strangulation.

19) 2005 – Nora Tait, aged 69, Stone Close Avenue, Doncaster, blunt force trauma.

20) 2005 – Anthony Brightmore, Patricia Brightmore and Stephen Brightmore, aged 68, 65 and 35, Batemoor Walk, Batemoor, Sheffield, arson.

21) 2007 – Jonathon Matondo, aged 16, Nottingham Cliff, Burngreave, Sheffield, gun shot.

22) 2009 – Safrajur Rahman Jahangir, aged 23, Scraithwood Drive, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, gun shot.

23) 2009 – James Kamara, aged 22, Brunswick Street, Broomhall, Sheffield, gun shot.

24) 2011 – Justin Hague, aged 40, Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, knife wounds.

25) 2012 – Joshua Green, aged 27, Stars and Mayfair club, Queens Road, Sheffield, knife wounds.

26) 2016 – Tommy Ward, aged 80, Salisbury Road, Maltby, Rotherham, assaulted.

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Annie Dunwell