Unsolved Murders

Iris Bellwood

Age: 2

Sex: female

Date: 7 Feb 1934

Place: Temple Hirst

Iris Bellwood fell from a train at Temple Hirst between Doncaster and Selby on 7 February 1934.

Her father was tried for her murder but acquitted at the York Assizes after it was heard that there was insufficient evidence to convict him.

The court heard that they had been alone in the compartment together.

Tests were made on the locks of the carriage door.

At the inquest following the trial the verdict returned was, 'Death by misadventure, was insufficient evidence to show how compartment door was opened'.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see The Scotsman - Wednesday 09 May 1934

see Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 12 March 1934

see Leeds Mercury - Friday 01 June 1934

see Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Wednesday 28 February 1934

see Leeds Mercury - Thursday 07 June 1934