Saturday, 7 July 2012

7th July 1812: Patrick Doring of Scholes arrested for intimidating witnesses

On Tuesday 7th July 1812, Patrick Doring of Scholes, aka Dr. Patrick Bell, was arrested. He was accused of intimidating Mary & Joseph Culpin to not give evidence against James Haigh, who was suspected of being involved in the attack on Rawfolds Mill - he was accused of threatening to shoot them both on the 13th June.

The following day, Doring was committed to York Castle to stand trial at the next Assizes.

As recorded in the Leeds Mercury of 11th July 1812 & the Leeds Intelligencer of 13th July.

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