REVEALED: 26 unsolved murders new cold crime squad will probe in Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Michaela Hague
Michaela Hague

South Yorkshire Police have 26 unsolved murders on their books dating back to 1962.

Investigators on the force's new major incident review team will be trying to bring the killers - some of whom have evaded capture for decades - to justice.

Dawn Shields

Dawn Shields

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Cold case squad to investigate 26 unsolved South Yorkshire murders
Here is the full list of the unsolved murders:

1) 1962 – Lilly Stephenson, Springfield Place, Barnsley, blunt force trauma.

2) 1964 – Anne Dunwell, aged 13, Slade Hooton, Rotherham, strangulation.

Nora Tait

Nora Tait

3) 1975 – John Henry Wortley, aged 66, National Car Park, Pond Street, Sheffield city centre, blunt force trauma.

4) 1977 – Barbara Ann Young, aged 28, Netherall Road, Doncaster, blunt force trauma.

5) 1982 – Tervina Matilda Cameron, aged 59, Addy Street, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, manual strangulation.

6) 1982 – David Marlow, aged 39, Dyche Lane, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield, blunt force trauma.

Vera Cooper

Vera Cooper

7) 1989 – Saifuddin Figa Hussein, aged 36, Blonk Street, Sheffield city centre, blunt force trauma.

8) 1991 – Wendy Gallagher, aged 24, Princess Street, Barnsley, strangulation.

9) 1993 – Edna Waller, aged 79, Bramwell Gardens, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, blunt force trauma.

10) 1994 – Dawn Shields, aged 19, Mam Tor, Derbyshire, manual strangulation.

Annie Dunwell

Annie Dunwell

11) 1994 – Andrew Trail, Desmond’s Blues Club, Hallcarr Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, knife wounds.

12) 1996 – Andrew George Bentley, Flying Pizza Restaurant, Glossop Road, Sheffield city centre, gun shot.

13) 1997 – Patricia Grainger, aged 25, brook off Deerlands Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield, manual strangulation.

14) 1998 – Michael Baxendale, aged 39, Niche Night Club, Sidney Street, Sheffield city centre, knife wounds.

15) 2001 – Lindsey Scholes, aged 17, Millgate Street, Royston, Barnsley, arson.

16) 2001 – Brian Metcalfe, aged 44, Station Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, chest injuries caused by stamping.

17) 2001 – Michaela Hague, aged 25, Spitalfields, Sheffield city centre, knife wounds.

18) 2002 – Vera Cooper, aged 80, Greenbank Walk, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, strangulation.

19) 2005 – Nora Tait, aged 69, Stone Close Avenue, Doncaster, blunt force trauma.

20) 2005 – Anthony Brightmore, Patricia Brightmore and Stephen Brightmore, aged 68, 65 and 35, Batemoor Walk, Batemoor, Sheffield, arson.

21) 2007 – Jonathon Matondo, aged 16, Nottingham Cliff, Burngreave, Sheffield, gun shot.

22) 2009 – Safrajur Rahman Jahangir, aged 23, Scraithwood Drive, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, gun shot.

23) 2009 – James Kamara, aged 22, Brunswick Street, Broomhall, Sheffield, gun shot.

24) 2011 – Justin Hague, aged 40, Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, knife wounds.

25) 2012 – Joshua Green, aged 27, Stars and Mayfair club, Queens Road, Sheffield, knife wounds.

26) 2016 – Tommy Ward, aged 80, Salisbury Road, Maltby, Rotherham, assaulted.