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TREVOR HARDY

 


Name:

Trevor Joseph Hardy

AKA:

Beast in the Night

Beast of Manchester

D.O.B.

1947

Kill Total: 3 +

Kill date:

31st December 1974
15th July 1975
12th March 1976

Kill Place:

Manchester

Status:

  Single

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Janet Stewart
Wanda Skala
Sharon Mosoph
D.O.B.  

 


 

Court:

Manchester Crown Court

Judge:

 

Prosecution:

Defence:

 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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.
 

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 was rejected.

He was given three life sentences.


He was suspected of committing other murders

23rd February 2008,  The Times newspaper revealed that Hardy was one of up to 40 prisoners in Britain who had been issued with a whole life tariff and who were unlikely ever to be released from prison. See List here>>

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