Unsolved Murders

Ian Barrell

Age: 2

Sex: male

Date: 29 Sep 1988

Place: River Parrett, Bridgwater

Ian Barrell died after falling into the River Parrett at Bridgwater.

An open verdict was returned.

He had escaped from his garden and crossed a road and vanished. His body was found two weeks later.

Ian Barrell hd lived in Osborne Road in Bridgwter.

A 10-year-old boy later admitted to having chased Ian Barrell away after he started following him and that he fell into the river and vanished.

However, the Coroner stated that it was not certain precisely how Ian Barrell came to fall into the river and an open verdict was returned.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Bristol Evening Post - Friday 02 December 1988

see Birmingham Mail - Friday 30 September 1988