Francis Booker 1924

This is a case that seems to cross boundaries, and the first from my list where the trial was in Manchester – however I’ll leave it here for now.
Booker was an unemployed warehouseman aged 24 who met Percy Sharpe aged 14 on his way to the labour exchange.
Shortly after 2.00p.m. screaming was heard coming from Carrs Wood, and Percy was running away from the woods in a state of undress, and covered in blood. He said ” Come quickly, I am dying. A man has stabbed me up yonder.” He died the following day from a wound to the heart.
Booker was arrested 4 months later, and a search of his home was undertaken – Percy’s dairy, unemployment card, and trousers were found.
He was hanged at Manchester by William Willis and Robert Baxter