Christmas death roll in Liverpool

December 28, 1892
An extraordinary large number of cases have been reported to the Liverpool Coroner of violent and sudden deaths, and persons found dead on Christmas Day. The list of 24 reports includes one alleged murder and half a dozen suffocation of children, and about the same number of old people found dead. The Boxing Day list also is heavy. The investigations of the Coroner’s officer show that drink directly or indirectly was responsible for the majority of the cases.
(Source: Glasgow Evening Post: December 28, 1892)