The Brutal Slaying of Alexander Norval (1910) | Carlisle | True Crime


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Shortly before midnight on Saturday, 5th November 1910, P.C Greenwood had barely made his way into an area in Carlisle known as West Walls, when, after checking on individual premises, he came across an unlocked warehouse door at number 15.

What he would find that evening would be the body of 75 year, Alexander Norval, who had been beaten to death.

Although one man was arrested and charged with his murder, he would later be acquitted, and to this day, the murder of Norval remains unsolved – or does it?

Was a guilty man freed on nothing more than hearsay?

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