§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received information that a calf, the property of one Hutchinson, of Highford Farm, Hylton near Sunderland, had been discovered with its hind legs cut off and otherwise mutilated; and whether this matter will be fully investigated, and if up to the present any motive has been assigned.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
I find on inquiry that there has been no such case of mutilation of a calf as the Question suggests. A complaint was received by the police that a calf had been stolen, and on investigation the slaughtered and dressed carcass was found. One hind quarter had been removed and hidden. The motive was clearly robbery. The police have not yet succeeded in tracing the thieves.