Date: 6 Feb 1910
Place: Alvaston, Derby
The body of a baby was found in the canal at Alvaston near Derby on 6 February 1910.
The body was discovered by a builder who immediately notified the police.
The doctor said that the body, which was naked when found, was a well nourished male with a bruise on each temple about 3 inches long. The body appeared to have been in the water for about three weeks and was rapidly decomposing. The doctor said that there was an indication that the baby had breathed but said that he was unable to say how long it had lived.
see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 09 February 1910