Date: 12 Mar 1924
Place: Reading Room, Allonby
The body of a newly-born female child was found by a man out walking his dog at the Reading Room near Allonby.
The man had been out earlier walking his dog heading towards Silloth when he saw his dog near the Reading Room. He then went home and later saw his dog coming back over the Skew Bridge with something in its mouth which turned out to be the baby's arm.
The man then went back to the Reading Room and found the remains of the child above the high water mark about 2-3 feet from the grass. It was missing both its arms and its neck and face were disfigured.