§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the character of the wounds stated to have been inflicted on the police during the recent police assault in Youghal, which resulted in the death of Hanlon; what 366 was the technical medical description of each case; and was any man confined to the house while under treatment for the alleged wounds?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
One constable had an incised wound over the left eye cutting into the bone; another, a severe contused wound on the left breast, over the region of the heart; and another, a very severe contused wound on the back of his head. The first man referred to was confined to the house while under medical treatment, but not the others. One of these, however, is reported to have suffered considerably from the effects of his wound, and the other to have been carried in an insensible condition to his bed room. There is no record as to the other members of the force who were struck with stones, as their cases were not of a serious nature.
§ MR. O'HANLON (Cavan, E.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman allow an independent doctor to examine these men?
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