John Cremin


Episode Summary

In 1959, teenagers James Denovan and Anthony Miller devised a scheme to rob homosexual men in Queen’s Park Recreation Ground in Glasgow. They exploited the fact that homosexuality was illegal, knowing their victims would be unlikely to report the crimes. This continued until April 1960, when one of their victims, John Cremin, was killed. Initially, his death was thought to be accidental, but a post-mortem revealed that John had been murdered.

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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Barlinnie beasts to be dug up as bodies of executed killers at prison to be reburied – Daily Record

Glasgow teenager hung at Barlinnie in 1960 whose death helped end capital punishment – Glasgow Live

Tony Miller, the last man to be hanged in Glasgow

Barlinnie: The men who were hanged and their crimes: Queen’s Park killer Tony Miller | Glasgow Times

How the hanging of a 19-year-old Scot turned the tide against the death penalty in the UK | The National

Glasgow Crime Stories: Len Murray and his client Tony Miller | Glasgow Times

Scots lawyer on case that convinced him the death penalty was barbaric – Daily Record

Murder Charge | Aberdeen Evening Express | Friday 04 November 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Two On Capital Murder Charge Special High Court Sitting Fixed Park Incidents | The Scotsman | Saturday 05 November 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Glasgow Youth To Hang For Murder 16-Year-Old To Be Detained | The Scotsman | Thursday 17 November 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Appeals Filed By Two Convicted Of Murder | The Scotsman | Saturday 26 November 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Two Murder Appeals Fail In Edinburgh Miller To Hang On December 22 | The Scotsman | Thursday 08 December 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Youth Executed For Glasgow Park Murder | Coventry Evening Telegraph | Thursday 22 December 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

County Boy Of 16 On Murder Charge Denies He Intended Violence | Birmingham Daily Post | Wednesday 16 November 1960 | British Newspaper Archive

Anthony Miller (murderer) – Wikipedia

Queen’s Park, Glasgow – Wikipedia

Illegal to be gay – Scotland’s history – BBC News

Crimes that shocked Scotland: Baby-faced killer who robbed gay men last teenager to be hanged in the UK – Daily Record

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