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".