HC Deb 07 August 1899 vol 76 c29

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to a murderous attack made upon an Irish labourer named Edward Duffy, at Leigh, on Monday last, when he was felled by a blow from behind, and had his hands tied to his back while being kicked by his assailants; is he aware that the injuries are deemed to be of a fatal nature; and if any of Duffy's assailants have been arrested.


I am glad to be able to say that Duffy is reported to be making favourable progress, and to be likely to recover, in spite of the serious nature of his injuries. A man has been arrested and charged with the assault, and is now under remand.