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  • Anonymous 7 Sep 2012 at 11:55
    Squizzy Taylor is all a myth, he wasnt a real person

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"SQUIZZY' TAYLOR

DEAD  

Shot in Duel

END OF FAMOUS

CRIMINAL

MELBOURNE, Thursday.

Leslie Taylor, otherwise known as "Squizzy" Taylor, and John Cutmore were both killed in a revolver duel at the the Customs House in Barkly   Street, Carlton, to-night. Taylor and two other men hired a taxi and were driven to the Customs House. Shortly after-   wards Taylor came out from the house bleeding heavily. He was driven to Hospital, but died shortly afterwards from wounds in the right side.

The police on entering Cutmore's House found Cutmore on a bed dead

with a bullet wound over his heart. Mrs. Bridget Cutmore (56), mother of John Cutmore, was taken to Hospital with a

wound in her shoulder.  

The room was in great disorder. Ap- parently there had been a fierce

revolver duel.  

Both Taylor and Cutmore were well known to the police. Taylor was fam- ous in the underworld for his many exploits and was 44 years of age. The police believe that the tragedy was the aftermath of a vendetta, which raged in Fitzroy some years ago.        

LATER.  

The police are still unable to find any real motive in connection with the shooting of "Squlzzy" Taylor, and John Cutmore. Although at first sight it

appeared as though the two men had fought a duel, detectives are now in- clined to believe that Cutmore shot Taylor, and that another man, who is now being enquired for, shot Cutmore. Every effort is being made to trace the

third man.

An extraordinary feature of the tra- gedy is that one of the revolvers used in the shooting has disappeared.

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