HC Deb 10 August 1909 vol 9 c245
Captain CRAIG

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that an emergency man, named Thomas Walker, was fired at from behind a hedge and shot in the face and chest as he was returning from a fair in the county Cavan on the 29th July; and whether the police have since succeeded in arresting the murderous assailant or assailants; and what steps they have taken to protect him against further outrages of a like nature?


I have seen a newspaper report to this effect, but the constabulary authorities inform me that there is no truth in it. Thomas Walker is not an emergency man, and has not been fired at. He received a wound in the face, which he told the police was caused by a fall. It is believed by the police that he and some others were shooting rabbits when the accident occurred.