Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 13 Feb 1929

Place: Nineveh Bridge, Holbeck, Leeds

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly-born child was found on the roof of a building in a stone mason's yard next to Nineveh Bridge.

A man who lived on Nineveh Terrace said that he saw the parcel on the roof and found that it contained as body wrapped in a newspaper, brown paper and a piece of bedding.

A police surgeon said that death was due to suffocation.

A clue was found in the label on the paper which had been traced to its place of delivery.


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


see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 13 February 1929

see Leeds Mercury - Wednesday 06 March 1929