Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 26 Nov 1919

Place: Countess Street, Accrington

The body of a newly-born male child was found on the backyard step of a house on Countess Street in Accrington wrapped up in a brown paper parcel.

The post-mortem stated that the child was about 48 hours old and the cause of death had been suffocation.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Lancashire Evening Post - Friday 28 November 1919