The Trial of Frederick Baker
On 24th August 1867, the remains of eight year old Fanny Adams were discovered in a hop field close to her home in Alton, Hampshire. She had been decapitated and horribly mutilated. A local man, Frederick Baker, was arrested shortly afterwards and committed to trial at Winchester Assizes. This book by local Hampshire author, David Green, is an account of the full story of the murder and subsequent trial.