Unsolved Murders

Martin Savada

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 24 Aug 1900

Place: Bute Arms Inn, Horse Street, Dowlais

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Martin Savada was stabbed with a chisel.

A man was tried for his murder but aquitted.

There had been four people near the kitchen at the time Martin Savada was stabbed and the prosecution only managed to find one of them. The landlord of the lodging house had also absconded to America.

Martin Savada was Spanish and had been hired by the Dowlais Iron Company and had taken up his lodgings at the Bute Arms Inn on Horse Street, Dowlais.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Cardiff Times - Saturday 24 November 1900

see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 24 August 1900

see National Archives - ASSI 72/26/2