Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 3 Oct 1953

Place: Redditch, Worcestershire

The body of a newly-born male child was found in a railway tunnel in Redditch on Saturday 3 October 1953.

It was found wrapped up in a brown paper parcel by a foreman platelayer in the tunnel between Redditch and Studley.

A doctor said that the child had died from lack of skilled attention at birth and that injuries on the child's body were consistent with it having been thrown from a train after death.

The police were unable to identify whose child it was.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Birmingham Daily Gazette - Wednesday 21 October 1953

see Birmingham Daily Gazette - Wednesday 07 October 1953