Mary Kriek

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On January 5th 1958 nineteen year old Dutch au pair Mary Kriek alighted from her bus at Foxes Corner, Eight Ash Green. It was 10:45 at night and she had only to walk about 300 yards to her home at Bullbanks Farm. This was a journey she would never complete. The next morning a tractor driver found her body in a ditch a 20 minute drive away on Dedham Road near Boxted. She had been beaten over the head seventeen times with a tyre lever.

If you’ve enjoyed this episode of The Outlines Podcast and want to read up a little more on the case. Here are some images that you may find helpful.

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1955 OS map of the area Mary Kriek lived. Points marked are her bus stop, her home and the murder location
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The grave of Mary Kriek in Colchester Cemetery
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Jack Barkway and Arthur Simpson on the banks of the River Stour

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Jack Barkway