HC Deb 25 March 1892 vol 2 c1816
MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Constabulary took a revolver from a boy named Callaghan, near Loughgall, County Armagh, and still retain possession of it, although the district is not proclaimed; what was the result of the Excise prosecution instituted against Callaghan, and whether any evidence was given against him; and under what authority do the Constabulary Authorities detain the property of Callaghan?


The Excise prosecution referred to came on for hearing at Loughgall Petty Sessions on the 10th Inst., and now stands adjourned to the 20th prox., in order to enable the Excise Authorities to consider a recommendation made on behalf of the defendant by one of the Magistrates. The revolver, which was taken on the occasion of a recent party disturbance, when shots were fired on both sides, was found to have in its chambers four empty carriages and one loaded with ball. The police, in the discharge of their duty, retained the revolver. They purpose taking the direction of the magistrates at the next Petty Sessions with regard to its return.

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