A particularly brutal murder of Alice Halton,in Macclesfield,an 8 year old child. Leigh overheard the girls mother asking her to go to the mill and collect her mothers wages. Leigh follwed the girl, and when she came out of the mill with her mothers wages, he attacked her and stole the money. Her body was found floating in the canal some hours later.
Hanged by Marwood within Chester Castle, 12th August 1877