Police re-appeal after 1970 murder of Barbara Mayo

Derbyshire police have renewed their appeal for information into the murder of Barbara Mayo.

Friday, 10th November 2017, 9:12 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 11:45 pm
Barbara Mayo.
Barbara Mayo.

A member of the public found the body of 24-year-old Miss Mayo in woodland in Ault Hucknall, near Glapwell, just over a mile from junction 29 of the M1.

The student teacher had been raped, beaten about the head and strangled with a length of flex before being dumped in the woods.

It is thought Miss Mayo was murdered while hitch-hiking to Catterick, north Yorkshire, to fetch her boyfriend's car.

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Her murder sparked the biggest manhunt the country had seen at that time.

The investigation was eventually scaled down but never stopped.

This week, a Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: "47 years on and Derbyshire CID still hasn't given up on the investigation into the murder of Barbara Mayo. .

"The investigation remains open to this day.

"If you know anything, call us on 101."