Case 172

Michael Gregsten & Valerie Storie

*** Content Warning: gun violence, sexual assault ***

In August 1961, Michael Gregsten and Valerie Storie were sitting in their car in Dorney Reach, UK when an intruder forced his way into the backseat brandishing a gun. After driving them around the English countryside for hours, the intruder shot both Michael and Valerie, leaving them on the side of the road at a location known as Deadman’s Hill.

Two suspects were spotlighted for the attack, which was dubbed “The A6 Murder.” James Hanratty was eventually charged and executed, despite claiming his innocence. But then the other suspect, Peter Alphon, publicly confesses to the crime. Was this a miscarriage of justice? Or did Scotland Yard have the right man all along?



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