Unsolved Murders

Bathsheba Coates

Age: 58

Sex: female

Date: 6 May 1910

Place: Hunslet, Leeds

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Bathsheba Coates died after a street disturbance.

It was said that a 31-year old steel worker had pushed her down in the disturbance causing her fatal injuries and he was arrested for her manslaughter.

The steel worker was indicted at Leeds Assizes for her manslaughter but was found not guilty and discharged after the stipendiary magistrate declined to commit him and the counsel re-read the depositions and concluded that a conviction could not be sustained.


see Derry Journal - Friday 06 May 1910

see Tenbury Wells Advertiser - Tuesday 17 May 1910

see Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 05 May 1910

see Irish News and Belfast Morning News - Thursday 05 May 1910

see Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 03 May 1910

see Leeds Mercury - Thursday 05 May 1910

see The Cornish Telegraph - Thursday 07 April 1910