HC Deb 08 June 1896 vol 41 c605
SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken, and with what result, to bring to justice the persons who took part in the unlawful attacks on the property and persons of East Coast fishermen when in pursuit of their lawful calling at and in the neighbourhood of Newlyn?


Five men have been charged before the Penzance Justices with riot on May 18th; four men with malicious damage to property on the same date; ten men with riot and assault on the police on May 19th; and three men with the same offence on May 20th. Some of the men are included in more than one charge. The police have received such legal assistance as they required from the Treasury Solicitor, and a telegram has been received from his agent this morning that the committals are now completed.