Unsolved Murders

Matthew Barras

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 11 Aug 1926

Place: Newbiggin

Matthew Barras was found dead in the sea at Newbiggin.

He had been to the Morpeth Olympic Games where he was thought to have won some money on the £100 foot handicap. However, when he was found he only had a few coppers in his pockets.

The post-mortem showed that he had a haemorrhage in the brain that had been caused either from a fall or a blow after which he had drowned.

He was a signalman and was shortly to be married.

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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Portsmouth Evening News - Wednesday 11 August 1926