Post by sportstergirl on May 27, 2019 21:27:19 GMT
On 5/11/88 pensioner Harry Howell was bludgeoned to death in his sheltered accomodation in Ibbison Court, central Blackpool. He was known to carry large ammounts of cash & drink in the George, Brunswick & Royal Oak pubs. He also kept his savings in his home. Maybe word slipped out. This was the last day he was seen alive, a note was posted on his door no milk gone away for 2 weeks. Harry's body was discovered by his window cleaner on the 22nd. A man in his 40s, 5'7" was seen knocking on the door the day before the murder was discovered. A bag containing beef sandwiches was left there, bought by a tall thin man who mentioned they were for Harry Howell, "the old man who buys pies here" The killer missed £1100 Harry Howell had on him & a further £2000 in the flat though he took money, his wallett & a distinctive watch. The murder weapon was never found, despite 2 Crimewatch appeals the only clue was an Accrington jeweller who remembered a man trying to sell him a watch. A year later carreer criminal Brian Newcombe killed Ingleton pensioner Jack Shuttleworth in a very similar manner. He was arrested after another murder in Scotland. Newcombe readily confesed to the 2 other murders but hung himself before he could be questioned about Harry Howell.