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.

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

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Jack Barkway