HC Deb 17 February 1891 vol 350 c849
MR. H. J. WILSON (York, W. R., Holmfirth)

I beg to ask the Home Secretary whether it is true, as stated by the man Sadler, who is charged in connection with the Whitechapel murder, in the course of his cross-examination, that he was not in good trim to cross-examine as he was cold and hungry, that he repeated the statement over and over again; and whether it is the custom to bring prisoners to the police-courts who have had nothing to eat?


No, Sir. It is not true. The Commissioner of Police informs me that Sadler had his regular meals on Sunday, and his breakfast on Monday. His dinner on Monday was being prepared for him when he was summoned to the Court. He had it afterwards.


Then how is it that Superintendent Arnold, when the man complained, said to him, "You shall have something."


I really cannot answer as to Superintendent Arnold's motives.