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The BackTracker History Show - The Backtracker EPISODE 19, 17th May 2021
The Trowbridge Murder
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The Trowbridge Murder

Edward Charles Ingram Richards, aged 25, was tall and debonair. Always genial and ready with a smile. He'd would willingly lend a hand to a pal that was down and was regarded with the highest esteem by all his colleagues at the brewery he worked at. A married man with one child, a daughter aged 2 years, he came home late from work one evening and was mortally wounded by burglar.

That was the start of an amzing story that captured the imagination of the country with one man's desperate attempts to get home!


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Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 02 January 1926

Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 06 March 1926

Belfast Telegraph - Saturday 13 February 1926

Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 02 March 1926

Nottingham Evening Post - Tuesday 20 August 1929

The Treacherous Mr. Trebisch by Eliza Segal

The self-made villain: A biography of I.T.Trebitsch Lincoln, By David Lampe & Laszlo Szenasi

British Executions

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 02 January 1926

Sound Effects by zapsplat.com

Intro music by The Model Folk