Gordon Hay

By Coryn Soul

Background Info

  • Suspect: Gordon Hay
  • Date: 1967
  • Linda Peacock went missing: August 6th, 1967
  • Found on: August 7th
  • Type of Crime: Murder
  • Age: 17 year old
  • No Criminal Record


  • Targeted people were women and teenage girls
  • Deep bite mark on Linda's breast
  • Linda found in graveyard
  • Bashed on head and strangled from behind


  • Hay had a strong alibi
  • Trial Date: Feb. 26, 1968
  • Local people spotted people near murder spot and one person heard a girl scream
  • Result: Found Guilty
  • First person in UK to be convicted by dentistry
  • Since under 18 he was not aloud to be convicted of real crime and was sentenced to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.