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B&BBERY AND ATTEMPTED MTJRDEB.

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B&BBERY AND ATTEMPTED MTJRDEB. On Friday morning Charles Demontier, calling him- self a sailor, was charged before the Edmonton magis- trates with stabbing Pjlice-oonctabie Wilson, 260 N, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, and w,th stealing1 a quantity of jewellery at the Cock Inn, Edmonton. From the evidence of Mrs. Sarah Coombes, the landlady, it appeared that the prisoner, accompanied by another man, cameto the bar a fortnight previously, and, having ordered some refreshments, went with a companion into the garden to amuse themselves. Shortly afterwards prisoner was discovered under a bed in one of the bedrooms of the house, from which he bolted on being discovered, and, jumping/through the window, made off at the top of his speed. While running he threw away a gold chain, two gold rings, and other valuable property he had stolen from the bedrooms. When pursued by a policeman in plain clothes, he threatened to stab him with a knife if interfered with. During a short pause in the proceedings, the prisoner made a determined effort to escape from the court. He dashed at the door, and succeeded in getting half way down tho stairs, nearly upsetting two magistrates, before he was seized and brought back by main force. He was then handcuffed, whereupon he said, "Men and brethren, the police are murdering me. I made a try for my liberty when I got the chance, and see what they do to me for it. Let them put my hands before me, and take my word I will not escape." He then settled the question by slipping, with marvellous quickness, his manacled hands under his feet to the front. Upon the resumption of the court, James Wilson, 260 N, said that from ilformation he received, he sought the prisoner in Edmonton, and met him, and asked him where he had been. He answered, "You are a policeman, then," struck witness a blow in the mouth, filling it with blood, and ran away. Witness followed him for a long while, and at length caught him. He stabbed at witness's stomach with a knife, saying, "I will rip you up." He got away again, but after another chase, witness caught hold of his leg as he was crossing a hedge. He stabbed at; witness's neck, but he re- ceived the blow on the hand, which was cut to the bone. They both fell, one at either side of the hedge. The prisoner jumped up a tree, got into Dr. Jackson's garden, ran through the house, and got into another house, which he also passed through. By that time other constables and civilians came up, and he was secured. The clasp-knife and pen-knife produced were found on him. The prisoner reserved his defence. The Chairman (Mr. Busk) said that the prisoner was fully committed on both charges to take his trial at the Central Criminal Court. ♦

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