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EMBANKMENT STRUGGLE.I

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EMBANKMENT STRUGGLE. A violent struggle with a Cold-urea Guardsman on the Embankment was de- scund by a constable at the Mansion House on Saturday, when Arthur Atwood t:>t) a private stationed at the Tower, was c-hargcd with wandering while apparently of uii.-oniid iititid. Police-constable Jenner stated that at a quarter past one o'clock in the morniug, as he was patrolling the Embankment, tie met At wood carrying an open razor in his hand. i a Word the soldier made a spring at •him, seized him round the waist, pinned him .¡ 11,,1 the parapet, and then attempted to dra w the razor across his throat. I struggled desperately witk the man. ami with difficulty -got the razor away from him. lie then lilted me bodily on to the parapet* j .with the intention,. I believe, of throwing me. j into the river. At that moment several men came to my assistance. It was a very near shave for my life." Six men were required to get prisoner to the police-station. Tie was removed to Horn- erton Iniirmary. The chief ftlerk stated as the doctor did not certify the man insane the alderman could only dismiss the case, as there; was no other charge. The alderman advised prisoner to sign the pledge and he was taken away under military escort.

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