Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 31 Aug 1904

Place: Accrington and Church Sewerage Works

The body of a newly-born child was found at the Accrington and Church Sewerage Works.

The body was found by a labourer who was cleaning out the screening chamber at the sewerage works.

It was naked and had come down the outfall sewer from wither Accrington or Church.

It was said that it could not have come from an ordinary household drain and must have been put down a manhole in the street.

The child had been dead for about 10 days.