An armed gang burst into a Limuru farmhouse and attacked an elderly couple while they were having dinner with their 16 year-old grand daughter.
Shots were taken of the house from the outside. Chief Inspector Allen Halton, of Cardiff, instructs askaris to carry out further patrols in the area..
Senior Police Officers discuss the crime out side of the house.
C/Inspector (CID) Mick. Harris from Eastbourne, examines safe which had been ransacked in the bedroom. Further shots taken in dining room where crime was committed initially, Harris inspects a semi and takes broken plate of ground. Shots taken in lounge where Mr. Hutson was further attacked, Harris examines bloodstained newspaper. Shot of 'Murder Bag' containing all the necessary paraphenailia in crime detection. Shot of Kenya Police sign. and askaris under tree in garden. Sign board at entrance to farm 'HUTSON'.
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Background: An armed gang burst into a Limuru farmhouse and attacked an elderly couple while they were having dinner with their 16 year-old grand daughter. Mr. John Hutson aged 77 picked up a chair to defend him self but was severely beated. As he lay semi conscious the gang, about seven in number, slashed at his face and shoulders with simis (a native long knife, almost like a sword), and then turned on 75 year old Mrs. Hutson who was also slashed and beated. The grand daughter managed to escape unscathed and raced to fetch help from the next farm, belonging to Mr. Corroyer. Mr. Corroyer was reluctant to leave her and his wife in his house unguarded started the siren on the top of his house and went outside and fired two shots into the air. This was the method of alarm used during the height of the emergency here in Kenya. The noise brought more people and they went to the Hutson farm. The first thing they saw was Mr. Hutson lying out side the front door covered in blood. He was barely conscious, but the gang had taken his safe key from him. The couple were brought into the Nairobi hospital where Mr. Hutson is stated to be critically ill, but Mrs. Hutson is stated to be comfortable.