150 years ago today, William Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O’Brien were hanged in Manchester – they had been convicted of the murder of Sergeant Charles Brett on 18 September 1867. This sensational and highly emotive case of the Manchester Martyrs cast a long shadow on the city, and had a drastic impact on the outcome of another young police officer’s murder almost a decade later.read more
Angela Buckley is a true crime writer and author. Her work has featured in The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Express and All About History. She is a regular contributor to Your Family History and Who Do You Think You Are? magazines. Angela has appeared on BBC One’s The One Show, BBC South Today and Mysteries at the Museum in the US. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.