Unsolved Murders


Age: 25

Sex: male

Date: 6 Mar 1923

Place: Liverpool

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

A man died from carbolic poisoning.

He had gone to Dale Street Police Station and said that some American sailors had given him something in a pub which had made his head go around.

He was taken to the station and then to a hospital where he later died.

When he first went to the police station he was he was first taken to the main Bridewell but when a whiff of carbolic acid was noticed he was taken to the hospital but died within 30 minutes.

A professor said that carbolic acid was never administered for criminal purposes and that symptoms of carbolic acid poisoning might be taken for drunkenness.

An open verdict was returned.

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see Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 06 March 1923

see Portsmouth Evening News - Tuesday 06 March 1923

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 05 March 1923