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Missing Bolton on Dearne Man – Blood Trail

January 1937

Leeds Mercury – Saturday 09 January 1937

Missing Bolton on Dearne Man.

Relatives and friends yesterday joined the police in an intensive search for a missing Bolton-on-Dearne man, George Arthur Stanley (23), in whose room a bloodstained razor was found after he had disappeared the previous morning.

A trail of blood, followed for a distance of two and a half miles across open country, stopped a point between the villages of Harllngton and Adwick-on-Dearne, about 100 yards from the river Dearne, which is running high in its flooded state. It is feared that Stanley, exhausted by loss of blood, may have got into the water.

Sheffield Independent – Tuesday 12 January 1937

Blood Trail

Still No Clue to Fate of Missing Man

The fifth day of searching yesterday revealed no trace the missing Holton on-Dearne man, George Arthur Stanley (23), who disappeared from his home. Ladycroft, Thursday morning, and in whose bedroom blood-stained was found.

A trail of blood was followed by the police for two miles across country towards Harlington Village, through which neighbourhood the river Dearne flows, but there was no sign of the man.