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SHOCKING OUTRAGE AT PLYMOUTH.I

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SHOCKING OUTRAGE AT PLYMOUTH. A murderous assault of a most frightful character was perpetrated at Plymouth on Saturday, on an in- spector of the metropolitan police, doing duty in Devonport dockyard. The inspector, Silas Annies, had risen from the ranks of the force through his abilities as a detective, and being somewhat zealous to maintain his reputation as an active officer, had been very watchful over the classes of tradesmen carrying on business in the neighbourhood of that naval arsenal, and likely to deal in Government stores. On some occasions this zeal had carried him on to the getting up of frivolous cases, and to striving for convictions which the evidence on examination had failed to ensure. The annoyance caused by these pro- cedures, coupled with that occasioned by his actual success in proseeutions, had rendered him very un- popular among the persons with whom he was thus brought in contact. Of late some awkward collisions that had taken place between him and them had been the subject of magisterial proceedings—one of the chief bickerings being his wishing to search shops without search-warrants. On the present occasion, however, he was fairly provided with a search-warrant to search the promises of Edward Bunter, an old man, a marine- store dealer, carrying on business in Fore-street, Stonehouse. On Saturday af terneon, in company with another officer, he proceeded to Bunter's shop, and making a search he discovered amongst the metal stowed there about 24lb. of old Government copper and some other trfvial items of old Government stores. This they seized, and were about leaving the premises when Anniss went back and asked to see a metal book that these dealers are by law obliged to keep. The book was handed him, and while he was inspecting it Bunter approached him, and, with the exclamation, There! you have got that, have you n?J' made a thrust at the lower part of his person with a sword- stick. The blow took effect about two inches below the heart, breaking off about eight inches of the blade of the weapon, which was left in the wound, some four or five inches of the sword having penetrated the unfortunate man's body. Anniss drew out the piece, made an alarm, and fell on the floor. He was immediately taken up and conveyed to the Royal Naval Hospital, where he was still living on Sunday, but with very faint hopes of his recovery. During Saturday night his depositions were taken at his bedside by a magistrate, in the presence of Bunter, who is in custody to await the result. The prisoner had, it was rumoured, before threatened that if Anniss visited him again he would do for him," and at the bedside all the contrition that could be drawn from him," was the observation, in reference to Anniss, that he hoped he would recover to repent." Anniss has a wife and four children, and the prisoner has a large family by a second wife, a young woman.

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THE LATE MR. RICHARD THORNTON,…