Murder UK

We are proud to be on the recommended reading lists of many university and colleges around the world, and are regularly used by TV and film companies conducting research. We are delighted to be acknowledged in many leading crime books. We are the original murder site since 1993.

Murder UK is a site dedicated to documenting and investigating murder in the UK. We aim to be precise with facts and avoid speculation. If however you find discrepancies please contact us

Google
 

 

John Cannan

Kill Total:

1

Kill place:

Bristol

Kill date:

October 1987

Victim(s):

Shirley Banks

Date of Birth:

Marital Status:

AKA:

Occupation:



8th October 1987, Shirley was hit over the head with a large stone.
 

29th October 1987, Cannan was caught when he tried to rob a petrol station. When he was arrested, the police found the tax disc from Shirley's car in his glove box.

Shirley's body was only found on Easter Day in 1988 - it had been dumped in a ditch called Dead Woman's Ditch. She was badly decomposed, but her thumbprint was intact. When Cannan's house was checked for fingerprints, a match to Shirley's thumbprint was found.

 

 

TOP

Have your say about this case in our USER FORUM >>>

Copyright Murderuk.com