Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 15 Jun 1910

Place: Derby Canal, Proctors Mill, Nottingham Road

A dismembered baby was found in a box in the Derby Canal.

The child had two skull fractures and its legs had been severed with a sharp instrument. The legs were not found.

The childs body had then been placed in a box and tied up with string and then put in a net bag and thrown into the canal.

It was thought that the legs had been removed because the box had been too small to fit all of it in.

The head injuries were said to have been caused by a hammer.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 24 June 1910

see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 24 June 1910