December 1974, Trevor Hardy murdered
Janet Lesley Stewart aged 15, was murdered on New Years Eve
and buried in a shallow grave in Newton Heath, North
Manchester; She had been stabbed.
July 1975, Wanda Skala
aged 17, was
murdered on Lightbowne Road, Moston; She was
hit over the head with a paving stone and sexually
assaulted, she had been walking home from work. Her body
was found partially buried on a local construction site.
arrested for the murder of Wanda, but his partner gave
him a false alibi, and he had work done on his teeth so
that they would not match the bite marks found on
Wanda's body, he was therefore set free.
March 1976, Sharon Mosoph
aged 17, was murdered and dumped in the Rochdale Canal
at Failsworth, Oldham; She had been strangled and
mutilated after walking by when Hardy was attempting to
rob a shopping centre at night.
Hardy was arrested for the two murders of Wanda Skala
and Sharon Mosoph, he confessed to both, he also
confessed to the murder of Lesley Stewart, the police
had no idea, and had Lesley listed as a missing person.
1978, At Manchester Crown Court, Hardy sacked his
defence barrister and defended himself,. He pleaded
guilty to manslaughter as the lesser charge to murder,
the plea was rejected.
He was given
three life sentences.
He was suspected of committing other murders
The Times newspaper revealed that Hardy was one of up to
who had been issued with a
whole life tariff
and who were unlikely ever to be released from prison.
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