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Attempted Murder at the Inner Lines, 1842
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 21:26:28 »
South Eastern Gazette - Tuesday 27 December 1842
Attempted Murder.— On Friday night, about seven o’clock, Mr. Bigley, one of the ordnance clerks, was returning from the office, which is situated a short distance from Brompton, and to which he had to pass through a field, some fire-arms were discharged at him while crossing this field, and a bullet whizzed past him within a few inches his face. A sentry who was near, and the guard, immediately proceeded to the spot, but it being dark they were unable lo see any person. The guard believed it to be a musket from the report it made, which which was heard by several persons in Mansion-row. It is supposed that whoever the miscreant was he was mistaken in his man, for the clerks always leave the office at four o’clock, but this evening Mr. B. was detained rather longer. Mr. Walker has made efforts to discover the offender, but up to the present time, we are sorry to say, without success. 
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