Date: 16 Dec 1924
Lilian Fleck was found lying in her room with injuries to her head and face.
She was taken to hospital but later died.
She was a house keeper for a man who occupied 3 rooms of a tenement property on William Street and had been in that position for 20 years.
She had been seen with a man about an hour before she was found injured but the police were unable to identify or locate the man. However, another man had also been seen to leave her house seconds before she arrived home after having gone out in the evening.
Lilian Fleck had been into town with a friend who said that she had left her at about 10pm. The friend said that when she left Lilian Fleck she was alright and had not said anything to her about meeting any friends and had told her that she was going to get some flowers for the grave of a friend that had died.
However, at about 10.30pm Lilian Fleck was seen with a man by a neighbour in the passage to the house. The neighbour said that as Lilian Fleck approached the house with the man another man went quickly down the stairs and left. She said that Lilian Fleck was slightly troubled with her chest and occasionally coughed when she arrived home.
The neighbour said that her light was on and shining through the open door and that she plainly saw the man that she was with although said that she only saw him from the side. She said that the only thing she really noticed about him was his extremely light coloured hair.
She said that she then had supper and sent to bed and heard nothing like a struggle.
see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 15 January 1925
see Sunday Post - Sunday 21 December 1924