HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 c1420
49. Mr. DONALD

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has any information to the effect that Sinn Feiners are digging trenches on the roads with the object of entrapping military motor lorries in order that they may carry out their ambushes and murder on the forces of the Crown in Ireland?


The digging of trenches in the roads is one of the most familiar devices employed by the assassins who lie in ambush for military and police lorries in Ireland, and also has been used as a means of impeding the progress of reinforcements sent to the aid of barracks when the latter have been attacked.

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