HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 cc2448-9

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any information as to the nature of the riot which took place in Fulham in connection with the eviction from Jordan Place; whether any organised body was responsible for the initiation of this riot; whether a police sergeant and several constables were injured in the execution of their duty; and whether any action has been taken against the rioters?


The Commissioner informs me that no riot took place in connection with the incident referred to. Two police officers were slightly injured, and three persons were arrested as a result of a street brawl on 7th July, but this was not directly connected with the eviction. The prisoners appeared at West London Police Court on 8th July; one was sentenced to one month's hard labour and two were fined 40s.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state the difference between a riot and a street brawl?

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Can he say whether this organised body came from either Poplar or Battersea?