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Illustrated Police News 17 October 1868

From the British Newspaper Library


These are the stories of woman who committed infanticide. Please be aware that the nature of these accounts means that some readers might find them distressing. You can access the stories by clicking on the women's names below.

Ann Palmer c.1780-1824 from Dagenham, Essex - Infanticide, Lawbreaking, Mental Health, Suicide. 5 minute read


Clara Pigott aka Pickett, later Clara Stead aka Barker 1857-1916 from Goole, Yorkshire - Infanticide, Lawbreaking, Poverty, Leeds Girls' Industrial School. 6 minute read

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