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The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 20th January 1921

 

BURGLARS AT ILFORD CUT PLUCKY GIRL’S HAIR OFF.

 

Burglars forced their Saturday night into house at Cranbrook-rise, Ilford, occupied Mr. and Mrs. George Broad, where they attacked the servant gin, Maud Corner, and cut off her hair, because she resolutely refused to tell them where the family’s silver and jewellery were kept.

Mr. and Mrs. Broad were spending the evening with friends at Chigwell. They were not due home until nearly midnight, and the servant went to bed at 9 p.m. She heard knock the door, end, putting on a coat and clippers, went downstairs.

A young man on the doorstep politely stated that he had an appointment with the householder. He was told that Mr. Broad was not in and that he had better call on Monday.

At that moment second man appeared, and with a rush they forced their way in. One of them made for the bedroom, and the other pushed the girl into the hall. She struggled with him and escaped from his clutches, but he chased her into the kitchen, and as she was about smash a window to shout for assistance closed with her again, pushing her down.

She caught the window curtain falling, and her weight tore away the woodwork of the window in three places. The intruder again insisted on being told where the valuables were to be found, and once more she refused. He thereupon produced pair of heavy shears and cut off all her plaited tresses at the top.

She fainted, and recovered to find herself alone, with bruised lips, bleeding, and weak from the shock. She bravely went upstairs from room to room, and, finding the men gone, called a neighbour, who fetched the police.

It is thought that the visitors believed that their victim was dead, as they took little away, altogether plenty of valuable silver was available. The booty included the girl’s diamond engagement ring.

 

The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 20th January 1921

 

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Such bad form – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 5th February 1898

Such bad form not to apologise to the young lady 😮

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Rational Dress League

 

The post card was issued by the Rational Dress League, 10 Guilford St. London a movement of the middle to late Victorian age where women’s clothes were becoming more practical and comfortable rather than the restricting traditional Victorian clothing. The page from The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 9th October 1897 reports on a mob who objected to a lady cyclist’s style of dress resulting in the lady seeking refuge in a local cafe.

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It was an accident – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 5th February 1898

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A French Massage Establishment in Oxford St. – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 24th December 1898

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Shocking death of a Lady’s Maid – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 1st July 1899

SHOCKING DEATH OF A LADY’S MAID.

 

ROASTED ALIVE WHILE COMBING HER HAIR.

 

NAOMI LAMB, maid to Mrs. Butson, of Hackness, Westgate-on-Sea, while curling her hair with the aid of a lighted candle, set fire to her clothes. She was found by her mother, a cook in the same house, on the landing with everything burned off her body except her stockings and boots. She died shortly afterwards in the Margate Cottage Hospital. At the inquest a verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.

 

The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 1st July 1899

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Murder By Lunatic – The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 11th July 1918

MURDER BY A LUNATIC

EXTRAORDINABY FATALITY IN AN ASYLUM.

 

At Bishop’s Lydeard, Somerset, Ellen Nichols, inmate of Somerset Lunatic Asylumat Cotford, was charged with having murdered another Inmate named Emily Fleming.

It was stated that prisoner had been in the asylum for six years, and during the whole the time there was constant record of violence by her against nurses and patients. During paroxysms she was isolated in a single room, and when so isolated Emily Fleming, a restless patient, wandered along the corridor and into the room, where she was attacked by the prisoner, who, holding her by the hair, banged her head the floor until she became unconscious, and inflicted a contused wound, 2½ in. long, on the back of the skull.

The injured woman never recovered consciousness, and died on May 6.

Prisoner was remanded to prison in order that she might be certified under the Criminal Lunatic Acts prior to removal to Broadmoor.

 

The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 11th July 1918

 

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Two Lady Bathers – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 26th October 1895

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Shocked Maid – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 25th December 1909

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Caught – The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 30th November 1895

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