HC Deb 29 June 1910 vol 18 cc931-2

asked whether any prosecutions for manslaughter took place consequent upon the three deaths resulting from boxing contests; if so, whether any convictions followed; and whether police officers attended these contests?


Prosecutions for manslaughter followed upon two of the three deaths referred to—in one case against ten men (the jury acquitting them), and in the other against five men, when the magistrate discharged the prisoners. Police officers are not allowed to be employed at boxing contests; but if deemed advisable, they attend for the purpose of cautioning those concerned that they will be held responsible in the event of a breach of the peace or serious, injury resulting.