Wednesday, 13 June 2012

13th June 1812: Burglary at Kirkburton, near Huddersfield

In the early hours of Saturday 13th June 1812, a robbery took place at the home of a Mr Savage of Kirkburton, near Huddersfield.

Savage awoke to find 2 men in his bedroom, who pointed a gun at him and his son, who he shared the room with. The men demanded his money and keys: Savage gave them 23 shillings and although the men searched his drawers, they could find nothing else they wanted to take.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 20th June 1812.

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