HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 c997W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that on Saturday evening, the 13th instant, a mob of Nationalists attacked a Protestant boy of fourteen, at Kilrea, county Derry, and seriously injured him; that the same mob, having possessed itself of bottles and stones, lay in wait for a Unionist excursion returning from Portrush; that on its arrival the Nationalist mob, rushing from its hiding place, attacked the Unionist excursion, which consisted largely of women, and that several persons were seriously wounded; if any arrests have been made, and what steps were taken by the police in the town to prevent the occurrence; and whether he will institute an inquiry to find out who began the assault?


I would refer the hon. Member to the report of the occurrence which was published with last night's Votes. The boy referred to in the question was a younger brother of William Gordon mentioned in the report, and he joined in the fight with Dempsey on the 13th instant. He was beaten in the row, but not seriously.