HC Deb 30 March 1882 vol 268 cc291-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is true, as stated in the "Newcastle Daily Chronicle" of the 22nd instant, that, at the Newcastle Police Court, Patrick Murray, a boy of 13, was, on the 21st instant, sentenced to receive twelve stripes of the birch for having stolen four scarfs, value one shilling and sixpence, from the door of a shop, the committing magistrate, Alderman Milvain, observing that the lad had been twice whipped before, and it was evident that he had not been whipped severely enough, or he would not have come back, and he therefore ordered the police to lay on the strokes till the blood should come from the boy's back?


, in reply, said, that he was in communication with the Newcastle magistrates on the subject.