HC Deb 28 May 1883 vol 279 c938

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Under what circumstances did an Irish policeman named Coleman meet his death, on the 18th April 1883?


Sir, Sub-Constable Coleman, of the Royal Irish Constabulary, committed suicide by cutting his throat with his own razor on the morning of the 18th of April. It does not appear that any reason can be assigned. During the previous month he had been somewhat silent and desponding; but nothing was observed in his conduct to lead his comrades to believe that he was insane.