Wednesday, 10 October 2012

10th October 1812: Attempted robbery of a clothier at Lepton, near Huddersfield

In the evening of Saturday 10th October 1812, 4 men tried to break into the home of Joseph Hirst, a clothier, at Lepton, near Huddersfield. They were confronted by Hirst's son, Richard, who was fired on when he tried to intervene, the ball from the gun grazing his head.

The men left. Several attempts had already been made to break into the house on previous occasions.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 24th October 1812.

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