Ronald Castree has been found guilty of the 1975 child murder of Lesley Molseed. Castree is a well-known comics retailer in Manchester, England. A different man had been convicted of the crime, but released after DNA evidence proved his innocence.

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of schoolgirl Lesley Molseed more than 30 years ago.

Ronald Castree, of Brandon Crescent, Oldham, Greater Manchester, was told by the judge at Bradford Crown Court that he must serve a minimum of 30 years.

Lesley, 11, vanished from her Rochdale home in October 1975. Her body was later found on moors in West Yorkshire.

She had been stabbed and sexually assaulted. Castree’s DNA matched semen found on Lesley’s clothing.


  1. wow. that’s just horrifying for the family to go through again. I pray for that little girl. whoever did that deserves to rot in Hell.