Sunday, 15 January 2017

15th January 1817: 3 more committals for the attack on William Cooke are reported in the press

The Derby Mercury of 30th January 1817 carried a report about further arrests regarding the attack on William Cooke on 2nd January:
On the 15th inst. Joseph Mellors, Nathan Diggle, and Daniel Diggle, were committed to the county gaol, at Nottingham, for trial at the next assizes, charged with shooting at William Cooke and Francis Thorley, at Trowell, Nottinghamshire.
Other information coming to light would, however, lead to different charges being eventually laid upon one of those arrested.

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