A sizeable crowd stopped to watch when Mrs. Norah Livesey, 33, dangled a young child over the Regent Road Bridge, near the Manchester Ship Canal at Eccles, Salford. Some called out, some tried to stop her. When she dropped the child from the bridge the crowd rushed forward, angrily, and held her while the police were called.

Later the body of two-year-old Veronica Livesey, the woman’s daughter, was recovered by police.

Statements by people in the crowd indicated that Mrs. Livesey had intended to kill all her three children. She told police: “If I have killed my child, I am willing to die. I have nothing to live for.”

At Manchester Assizes on MARCH 4th, 1938, she was found unfit to plead and ordered to be detained in Broadmoor.