Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 30 Apr 1908

Place: Heeley Station, Midland Railway

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

A baby was found wrapped up in a piece of black shirt and brown paper tied up with string in a carriage at the Heeley Midland Railway Station.

The child was found by a cleaner beneath the seat of carriage No. 322. The child was a new born female.

The carriage had previously formed part of a train that had travelled the day before between Sheffield and Barnsley via Chapeltown but it was said that the child could have been put there whilst the carriage was at Heeley Station.

The child died from exhaustion from inattention and cold.

It was thought that the child had been born elsewhere and taken onto the train and left there.

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see Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Thursday 30 April 1908