HC Deb 18 March 1881 vol 259 cc1367-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the case of a brutal fight between a man and a bull dog, stated to have taken place on Saturday last at Stacksteads, near Manchester, as reported in the London papers, one of which contains a picture or illustration; and, whether, if the facts are as represented, he will cause an extra police force to be quartered in Stacksteads, at the expense of the inhabitants, with a view to preventing a repetition of such a proceeding?


in reply, said, he was really ashamed to occupy the time of the House with such matters as these. He had a Report from the Chief Constable of Lancashire, who assured him that the whole story was a ridiculous fabrication. He certainly had no intention of taking any such measure as was indicated in the Question.