Yorkshire Evening Post (03/Apr/1907) - Child's Body Found at Huddersfield

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A gruesome discovery has been made on some waste land near Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. Sergeant Tunnacliffe was informed by the gardener at Beaumont Park, that the body of a newly-born male child had been found on some waste ground about three yands from the public footpath which leads from Meltham Road entrance to the park. The body was wrapped in an old grey frock skirt, and the child appeared to have been dead at least seven days.

It appears that about 3 p.m., on Tuesday, two women went into the Castle, Beaumont Park, and stated that they had seen some children near the body of a child at the bottom side of the park, and left the Castle without giving their names and addresses.