HC Deb 12 July 1864 vol 176 cc1389-90

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to offer a reward for the apprehension of the murderer or murderers of Mr. Thomas Briggs, of Clapton Square, who was murderously assailed, plundered, and thrown from a first-class railway carriage on the North London Railway on Saturday evening last, and if the report is true that the alleged murderers have been apprehended?


said, he did not know what reward the railway company had offered, but Sir John Lubbock, Robarts, and Co. had offered yesterday a reward of £100, and the Government had offered a similar sum. He had not heard that the perpetrator of the murder had been apprehended, but he was informed that the chain taken from Mr. Briggs was changed yesterday by a silversmith, who had given a very good description of the person by whom it was presented.