Date: 18 Mar 1925
Place: Nottingham Canal
The body of a newly-born child was found in the canal at Nottingham when it was drained.
There were actually two bodies found but the other was found to have been stillborn.
The child that was found that had had a separate existence and as such was murdered was found in the mud. It was in a sack and wrapped up in a part of a shirt and a pair of trousers with a brick. The brick was in the sack and the whole parcel was then attached by a rope to a boulder which was embedded in the mud. The child itself was dressed in a nightdress.
The post-mortem concluded that the cause of death was a fractured skull and not drowning.
It was thought to have been in the water for about three weeks.
The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of murder by some person or persons unknown.
see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 18 March 1925
see Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 01 April 1925