Fresh inquest into Elsie Frost's murder approved

The High Court have approved the request for a new inquest into her death.

The family of Elsie Frost, the teenager from Wakefield who was murdered, have had their appeal for a fresh inquest into her death approved by the High Court.

The 14 year old's body was found in a railway tunnel in 1965 but a killer has never been convicted. The evidence pointed towards Peter Pickering, known as the 'Beast of Wombwell', however he died last March before officers could charge him with her murder. 

Elsie's brother Colin has been campaigning for a new inquest into her death ever since fresh evidence was uncovered by West Yorkshire Police when they reopened the case in 2015. 

Anne Cleave, Elsie's sister, told us earlier today that no words can do justice to thank those who've supported them in their quest for a fresh inquest.


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