Unsolved Murders

Alice Lucy Drummond

Age: 38

Sex: female

Date: 27 Nov 1930

Place: South Pier, South Shields

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Alice Lucy Drummond died after falling off of a ferry.

She had been with a one-legged man on the ferry and they were drunk. The man said that they were due to get married in a fortnights time at Gretna Green. They had lived together.

The Coroner commented on the unsatisfactory nature of the man's evidence and returned an open verdict of 'Found drowned'. He said that there was not sufficient evidence to show whether she had jumped over or had been forced over the ferry side.

Her body was found on the Saturday near the South Pier at South Shields. She had fallen off of the ferry on the Friday night near the North Shields landing.

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

see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 02 December 1930

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Monday 01 December 1930