HC Deb 24 August 1893 vol 16 cc959-60

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, within the last few days, near Fethard, County Tipperary, a horse belonging to Mr. Crooks, of St. Helens, Lancashire, was maliciously killed by having its throat cut; and whether the police have been able to discover what was the motive for the outrage?


The outrage referred to was committed on the 4th instant. The police have their suspicions as to the cause and author of the outrage; but it is not considered expedient to make any statement on the subject which would tend to frustrate them in their endeavour to make the offender amenable.