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Offline Chris Anderson

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Finding a crime from 1946
« on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:41 GMT (UK) »
What chance have I got?

Most registers seem to stop at 1935

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Re: Finding a crime from 1946
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Local newspapers?
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Re: Finding a crime from 1946
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:47 GMT (UK) »
What chance have I got?

Most registers seem to stop at 1935

Much would depend on the nature/severity of the crime.

Court records (except for the most serious crimes) may well have been destroyed - there might be indexes but little detail.
Local papers often have coverage of criminal cases.

If you post details (assuming any people named are no longer alive) we might be able to help.

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Philip
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Re: Finding a crime from 1946
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 19:54 GMT (UK) »
I've found a newspaper article but it does not specify the crime exactly

It is a serious offence though, possibly too sickening to speculate on here

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Re: Finding a crime from 1946
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Try the National Archives catalogue, put the name in and see if anything comes up. I had success doing that for a crime in the 1970s, I was able to get an account, with photos, of an attempted murder and the trial.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.