Grisly Amelia Dyer find in Reading loft
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Historical murder tools found in loft

Items used to murder one of a reported 400 infants have been discovered in a Reading loft a century on.

Items used by a serial killer, who is believed to have killed 400 infants in her care, have been found in a loft more than a century later.

Amelia Dyer, from Reading, Berkshire strangled babies in her care before disposing of their bodies in the river.

Dyer was hanged in 1896 after her crimes were uncovered by detective DC Anderson.

Anderson's great-great-grandson found the box containing paper packaging, string and white edging tape - which was used to conceal and strangle a baby girl.