I was talking to a guy this morning who is fixing my staircase and we got onto the subject of Billy Hughes the Chesterfield murderer. I'm aware of the story because of reading a book about it many years ago, and after a quick google search i'm shocked at how little information there is available on his heinous crimes. For anyone who doesn't know, Billy Hughes (circa 1977) was a convicted felon and being transported somewhere in Chesterfield in a Police car, he somehow managed to stab one officer in the car and injure the other whilst escaping. He then travelled out to Eastmoor (near the Highwayman pub/hotel) and took a family hostage in the cottages close by (Pottery Cottages). He isolated all of the family members in different rooms and murdered them one by one, apart from the Mother who he got to run errands for him. He was eventually caught and shot dead. I know there are far more details to this, but I thought we could flesh it out and this can serve as the internet record of these terrible crimes.