Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 7 Jan 1943

Place: Wilfred Street, Boldon Colliery

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly born female child was found in a field at the back of Wilfred Street, Boldon Colliery.

The police said that they were called to a field at the back of Wilfred Street in Boldon Colliery at about 1.15pm on the Monday 4 January 1943 where they saw the body of the child wrapped up in a light blue blouse, a towel and some brown paper.

A doctor that examined the child said that he thought that it had been alive from birth for between 8 and 18 hours.

The coroner said, 'This child died due to negligence and exposure caused by a person or persons unknown'.

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

see Newcastle Journal - Thursday 07 January 1943

see Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Thursday 07 January 1943