Crime

BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A FLOWER VASE

75 year old Sydney Leeson hid £20 in his Leicester home. On September 12 1965 a burglar broke in and beat Mr Leeson to death in the hallway with a vase, and ran off with the cash.

Since the death of his wife four years previously, Mr. Leeson had given a home to a number of young couples. Police began searching for a man and a woman who were living there three weeks earlier. They also looked for a man in a duffle coat who tried to borrow a ladder to “get something” from number seven, the house next door to Mr. Leeson’’s.

None of these leads produced anything. The burglar who beat Sidney Leeson to death has never been caught.

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