Triple murder to air on new radio station

A GRUESOME triple murder at a Bedlington pub nearly a century ago is to be the subject of a short documentary re-enactment on a community radio station.

Synergy will be broadcasting A Dark Day for Bedlington, a seven-and-a-half minute piece telling the story of how innkeeper John ‘Jocker’ Amos shot and killed the pub owner’s wife and two policemen at the Sun Inn on the town’s Front Street West on April 13, 1913.

Based on a script by the Sixtownships community history group, the re-enactment was recorded by staff and students of Morpeth’s King Edward VI High School.

Amongst those involved in the project is John White, a founder member of the South Northumberland Radio Group, the organisation which is launching Synergy on 87.7FM on Saturday, March 3.

John, who edited and produced the recording, said: “The Bedlington pub killings are certainly amongst the most notorious murder cases in the region’s history.

“I’m absolutely delighted that the re-enactment will make its radio debut on my programme.”

John will also be inviting members of the Sixtownships group to come on to his drive time show to talk about the murders and other significant events in the area’s history.

Synergy will be broadcasting throughout south east Northumberland for 28 days in March.

Listeners will be able to tune into Synergy on 87.7FM or online at www.synergyradio.co.uk from Saturday, March 3.