HC Deb 14 February 1890 vol 341 c308

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been directed to the circumstances of the arrest of Mr. Tom Mann during the gas stokers' strikes; and whether he was removed by the police whilst endeavouring to preserve the public peace?


Yes, Sir; I am aware of the circumstances referred to, which occurred at Hay's Wharf, and not in connection with the gas strikes. The police were of opinion that Mr. Mann was creating an obstruction and causing a crowd to assemble. The magistrate, upon the evidence before him, was not satisfied that the prisoner was the cause of the crowd assembling, and dismissed the charge.