ON THIS DAY – January 8, 1974

Senior Constable Norman Curson was murdered on this day in 1974. Senior Constable Curson was standing on the steps at the main entrance to Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne talking to a newspaper seller. Whilst they spoke a young woman came up and spoke to the Constable, who turned towards her. At that moment, James Henry Belsey, walked up behind him, produced a knife, and cut the policeman’s throat.