Otoki Sakabi, a 41-year-old Japanese nanny, took out the infant child she was minding on Tuesday, JUNE 21st, 1921, cut the baby’s throat with a pair of scissors and threw it into a stream in the grounds of Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton.

The scene was witnessed by a farmer, William Allen, working in a nearby field, who ran for help.

Oxford Assizes was told there appeared to be no motive for the crime. Sakabi was found to be insane and sent to Broadmoor.