HC Deb 23 April 1888 vol 325 cc156-7
MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a case in the Thames Police Court on the 14th instant, in which a woman was committed for letting, her servant, a girl of 15, be outraged by a Captain William Wallace; whether any effort has been made to discover Captain 'William Wallace and bring him to justice; and, whether he will instruct the police to try and find him and have him prosecuted?


I understand that this woman has been committed to take her trial at the Central Criminal Court at the Sessions which commence to-day. No information was given to the police at the time of the alleged offence; but the matter is now engaging the attention of the police, who will watch the case carefully and endeavour to bring all the offenders to justice. I cannot say more than this pending the trial of the woman.