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FEARFUL OUTRAGE ON A WOMAN…

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FEARFUL OUTRAGE ON A WOMAN NEAR GATESHEAD. On Friday night, a pitman called George Thirlwell, |Rid_ his wife, Mary Ann Thirl well, belonging to Falling, were in Gateshead together, where they got very much the worse for drink, and where they re- mained until a late hour. It was about midnight before the aged couple—for they are both between fifty and sixty years of age-lef b the town to proceed home; and they must have had a great deal of drink, for they seem to have made very slow progress. After jogging along together for some time they uninten- tionally got separated and lost each other. The poor woman, however, tried to wend her steps towards their residence. When she reached the vilW0 al°ne, on0 of a group of five young men, who were standing at a street corner, said he knew the old woman. She appears to hare replied that she likewise knew him. The spokesman of the company then said he would see her home for he knew where she lived, and all the young men appear to have interested themselves in the matter, every one stepping forward and taking hold of her, with the object, a they said of seeing her safely home. Instead of doing so, however, the scoondrelstook her in So contrary direction, leading her along the Newcastle and Sunderland road towards the latter town until they came to what is called Split Crow- kne. They then threw her down on the side of the ism, Mid treated her in a most revolting manner. Arttr doing so_ they ran off, leaving her lying in a moat baphgg condition. On recovering somewhat she be- came afraid that the men would set upon her again, *al»»tried to get out of their way. She appears, towevex.not t0 have exactly known where she was. \°aUe^ted to scramble over the wall, which is not on tin road side, but slipped and fell into the an^ seems that she lay there for some time. tios° p i- moanin? and cries attracted the atten- tate Mallaby, who was passing near it w^?0' P? examination by a medical gentleman, and tiffU v fls^e been most brutally treated, man a, J.0,?' 0i<3e proceeded to apprehend the five ha? tf MaPa7>d seen. One of them, however, fnfn eiffe 0 th*. way, but the others were taken Th?"r Bel1' Nd). rntmen, 1 IViok Kawrow. They ars all ihree. aH§B,g from twenty to twenty-

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