HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 c422
MR. ASQUITH (Fife, E.)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether his attention has been called to the death under suspicious circumstances, on April 8, of a gamekeeper called David Ballingall, near King's Kettle, in the County of Fife; whether it is the fact that two men, named Andrew Walton and David Wright, were arrested on suspicion, and have since been set at liberty; whether he can state why these men were not put on their trial; and, whether any further steps have been, or are being, taken to investigate the circumstances of Ballingall's death?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

My attention has been called to this matter. The facts are as stated by the hon. Member. After full inquiry, no evidence was obtained connecting either of the persons arrested with the event. Instructions were given that if any further evidence could be obtained, to report again and at once to the Crown Counsel.