31st 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
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.
Hardy was 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.
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.
August 1976, 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.
2 May 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
He was given three life
He was suspected of committing other murders
2008, The Times
newspaper revealed that Hardy was one of up to 40
Britain who had been
issued with a
whole life tariff and who
were unlikely ever to be released from prison.
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