MR. KENYON&c.) (Denbigh,
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he has any information which he can communicate to the House as to the cause and the circumstances of the explosion at the police office at Llanerchymedd, in the County of Anglesey?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I have obtained a Report from the Chief Constable of the county, who informs me that a dastardly attempt was made to blow up the police office in question at about 12.30 a.m. on the morning of the 27th ultimo. Much damage was done, and there was a considerable destruction of property. The explosion was caused by powder, placed in an old iron tea kettle, and ignited by a blasting fuse. This apparatus was placed on the window lodge outside. Up to the present no sufficient clue has been arrived at; but there is no doubt that it was none by someone well acquainted with the place. Inquiries are proceeding.