Unsolved Murders

Joseph Rigby

Age: 58

Sex: male

Date: 12 Jun 1916

Place: Foundry Street, Salisbury

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Joseph Rigby died after a fight.

Joseph Rigby and another man had had a quarrel at a lodging house and had gone outside to fight on an open piece of land.

Joseph Rigby was later found suffering from head injuries and died.

A man was tried for his manslaughter but it was heard that Joseph Rigby could have fallen in his drunken state and caused the injuries himself by landing on a brick.


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see Liverpool Echo - Monday 12 June 1916