Harold Neville Potts 1945

Potts was convicted of the murder of both his parents, Leonard and Mabel on 17th June 1945, at their home in Chester Road, Poynton. Potts was in charge of a local Army Cadet group, and was keen to take up a career in the armed forces, which his father disagreed with. On returning home from a night out, he had a further argument with his father as he was late home. Potts had been allowed to bring home various weapons from his Cadet base, including a sten gun and ammunition, which he used to shoot his parents when they were in bed. He then fininshed them off with a hammer.
Too young to be sentenced to death, he was sentenced to be detained until the pleasure of his majesty be known

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