HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 c471

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at Lecarrow, county Roscommon, on Wednesday last, upon the hearing of a charge against sixteen men of ill-treating cattle and sheep the property of two graziers, the Court consisting of two magistrates, one a resident magistrate and the other a local justice, was divided on the question of registering a conviction, and the local justice who refused to convict was cheered by the crowd which had assembled; and what action he intends to take to ensure the due punishment of the offenders in this case.


The charge in this case was for unlawful assembly. It is the fact that the two magistrates who composed the Court on the 12th instant were divided in opinion as to whether accused should be sent for trial. The case was adjourned till the next petty sessions, and it is therefore still sub judice.