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Age: 1

Sex: male

Date: 14 Jun 1902

Place: River Tame

A child was found wrapped up in a piece of hurden in the River Tame.

A foreman found the body floating in the River Tame near Fishers Mill.

The body was wrapped up in a piece of hurden tied at the four corners. The cloth was about a yard square.

The body was much decomposed and naked although there were no marks of violence on it.

The doctor said that the child was about 10-12 months old and was alive when immersed and that death was due to asphyxia.


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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Tamworth Herald - Saturday 14 June 1902