There is, however, possibly a serious side to the question, for some of the
children, indeed all who have been missed at night, have been slightly torn or
wounded in the throat. The wounds seem such as might be made by a rat or a
small dog, and although of not much importance individually, would tend to show
that whatever animal inflicts them has a system or method of its own. The police
of the division have been instructed to keep a sharp lookout for straying children,
especially when very young, in and around Hampstead Heath, and for any stray
dog which may be about.
THE WESTMINSTER GAZETTE, 25 SEPTEMBER EXTRA SPECIAL
THE HAMPSTEAD HORROR
ANOTHER CHILD INJURED
THE "BLOOFER LADY"
We have just received intelligence that another child, missed last night, was only
discovered late in the morning under a furze bush at the Shooter's Hill side of
Hampstead Heath, which is perhaps, less frequented than the other parts. It has
the same tiny wound in the throat as has been noticed in other cases. It was
terribly weak, and looked quite emaciated. It too, when partially restored, had the
common story to tell of being lured away by the "bloofer lady".