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Name:

John Hall

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1931

Kill Total:

2

Kill date:

3 June 1961

Kill Place:

 

Status:

 

Occupation:

Pilot

Victim:

Philip Pawsey

Frederick Hutchins

 


 

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FACTFILE

 

3rd June 1961, In a rage, John Hall attached his wife, step-sister, and mother.

At 12:45pm he handed himself in at West Ham police station, but became agitated when police asked him to empty his pockets.

It became apparent why he did not want to empty his pockets when he pulled out a gun.

 

He opened fire, narrowly missing one officer, and ran off. He was spotted by Sergeant Frederick George Hutchins who wrestled Hall to the ground, but while grappling on the floor Hall shot Sgt Hutchins at close range, killing him instantly.

 

Inspector Philip Pawsey was driving to the police station when he heard a radio message saying to watch out for an armed man. He spotted Hall, tried to arrest him, and he too was shot dead.

Hall escaped, he got to a nearby phone box, and called the Sunday Express Newspaper, the reported on duty Nelson Sullivan managed to keep the gunman talking for 14 minutes while he was calling Scotland Yard on another phone. Police quickly traced the phone box, and had it surrounded in minutes.

Sullivan tried to talk the gunman down, but after ranting about flying himself to Europe on Concorde, Hall finally turned the pistol on himself.

 

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