Monday, 21 May 2012

21st May 1812: A soldier is attacked in Leeds

In the evening of the 21st May 1812, Ensign Madden of the 30th Regiment was walking through the streets of Leeds. He had passed the Moot Hall when he was set upon by up to three men, one of whom drew a sword from under his coat at thrust it at him.

Although Madden was injured in the thigh by the sword, the wound subsequently proved to be minor.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 23rd May 1812.

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