Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 7 Mar 1928

Place: Hunslet Suspension Bridge

The body of a newly-born female child was found in a boot box hidden in the girders of the Hunslet Suspension Bridge.

It was found at 11.45am by two men hidden on a girder under the bridge. The body was wrapped up in white calico and placed in a cardboard boot box which had had all its labels removed and then wrapped up in brown paper.

A doctor stated that death was due to asphyxiation.

*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Leeds Mercury - Friday 23 March 1928

see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 09 March 1928