HC Deb 09 February 1899 vol 66 c322

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the case of a child six years old, the daughter of a collier named Flaherty, who was outraged and then murdered, near St. Helens, in December last, what steps were taken by the local police to discover the author of the crime; whether the Home Office supplemented these steps, and, if so, in what manner; and whether any clue of any kind has been obtained up to the present to lead to a hope that the murderer may be discovered?


I have had no information as to this case, but I am making inquiries, and if the honourable Member will put the Question down at a later date I shall be in a position to answer him.