HC Deb 11 July 1890 vol 346 cc1481-2
MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force, No. 39, F Division, named Richard Hewett, and at present stationed at Kingstown, is the same man who was arraigned before the Magistrates at Newbridge, County Kildare, in criminal charges on two occasions, namely, on the 6th December, 1888, and in July, 1889, and who was convicted and fined on each occasion; and, if so, whether Richard Hewett will be retained any longer in the Dublin Police Force?


The Commissioner of Police reports that this constable, before appointment to the Force, appears to have been fined for an assault which, he stated, was committed in his own defence. With a knowledge of the whole circumstances of his case, he was highly recom- mended for appointment to the Dublin Police by two local Justices of the Peace, by two clergymen, and by the local Constabulary Authorities. He also receives a good character from the officer under whom he is serving. It is, therefore, the intention of the Commissioner to retain him as a member of the Dublin Police.

MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in July last this man Hewett was charged with presenting a revolver at a man on a road near Kildare, and threatening to put the contents of six chambers into him? Is it also the fact that Hewett appeared to have been in a state of delirium tremens at the time?


I believe that the hon. Gentleman has been misinformed as to the facts of the case.