Unsolved Murders


Age: 2 days

Sex: male

Date: 18 Sep 1933

Place: Tunnel Top, Gedling

The body of a two-day old male baby was found in a coppice in Gedling.

It was so decomposed that it was difficult to decide whether or not it had had a separate existence although it was thought likely. The doctor that examined it said that it had been there for between three weeks and a month.

The body was found in a small coppice known as Tunnel Top in Arnold Lane, Gedling. It was wrapped up in brown paper and one of its feet was protruding and there were blood marks on the paper.

It was noted that the body was found about 30 yards from a footpath and that it would have been necessary to have got over a fence to have got into the coppice although it was said it had been thrown to where it was found as it was resting on a bramble bush.

An open verdict was returned.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 18 September 1933

see Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 19 September 1933