Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 7 Oct 1958

Place: Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Millers Bridge, Bootle

The body of a newly-born female baby was found in the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Millers Bridge on Tuesday 7 October 1958 at about 11.30am.

Its skull had been fractured.

It was found by a painter that had lived in Ionic Street in Seaforth.

It was found wrapped up in a pink swagger coat that had been tied round it with a piece of insulated wire. The insulation wire was three-stranded and was about five feet long.

It was thought that the body had been in the water for between two and three weeks.

The police appealed to anyone that had seen anything suspicious or anyone throw a bundle into the water to come forward.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 08 October 1958, p1

see Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 07 October 1958