HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 c176
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the accuracy of the statement contained in The Freeman's Journal of the 17th instant, that, on the evicting party of police leaving Ventry— A crowd of about 20 persons followed, and when they had got about 400 yards away the cars stopped, and, by order of Mr. Grey, the police brutally batoned these few people. Mr. Grey did not order the assault till he had a handful of girls and boys isolated from their friends. A young man named Bowler was savagely beaten by three policemen. Several girls were injured. The most intense feeling has been raised in the locality?


Sir, I have only to say that the statements in this Question are not borne out by the Constabulary Reports of the occurrence; in fact, they go to show that the statements are untrue; but I will make further inquiry into the matter.