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'''John Kirby''' (c.1941&ndash;1973, was murdered in Corporation Park, [[Blackburn]], in November 1973, aged 32.  Mr Kirby had spent a Saturday night drinking at the [[Merchants Hotel]] in Darwen Street, Blackburn, a popular gay pub at the time.<ref>[http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11389004.LOOKING_BACK__The_murder_that_sent_shockwaves_through_Blackburn___/ "The murder that sent shockwaves through Blackburn"], ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 5 August 2014.</ref>
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'''John Kirby''' (c.1941&ndash;1973, was murdered in Corporation Park, [[Blackburn]], in November 1973, aged 32.  Mr Kirby had spent a Saturday night drinking at the [[Merchants Hotel]] in Darwen Street, Blackburn, a popular gay pub at the time. [[Ken Pilling]], then-licensee of the Merchants Hotel, acted as a link man between Blackburn’s gay community and police. He said Corporation Park was a popular late-night meeting place for gay men. February, 26-year-old Craig, of Kendal Street, Blackburn, told Lancaster Crown Court he pretended to be gay so that he could rob him in the park. <ref>[http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11389004.LOOKING_BACK__The_murder_that_sent_shockwaves_through_Blackburn___/ "The murder that sent shockwaves through Blackburn"], ''Lancashire Telegraph'', 5 August 2014.</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 12:00, 8 February 2017

John Kirby (c.1941–1973, was murdered in Corporation Park, Blackburn, in November 1973, aged 32. Mr Kirby had spent a Saturday night drinking at the Merchants Hotel in Darwen Street, Blackburn, a popular gay pub at the time. Ken Pilling, then-licensee of the Merchants Hotel, acted as a link man between Blackburn’s gay community and police. He said Corporation Park was a popular late-night meeting place for gay men. February, 26-year-old Craig, of Kendal Street, Blackburn, told Lancaster Crown Court he pretended to be gay so that he could rob him in the park. [1]

References

  1. "The murder that sent shockwaves through Blackburn", Lancashire Telegraph, 5 August 2014.