Friday, 15 July 2016

15th July 1816: Amos & Crowther, the 'Loughborough Job' suspects, are released from custody

At noon on Monday 15th July 1816, John Amos & John Crowther - who were arrested under suspicion of involvement in the 'Loughborough Job' 5 days previously - were both released from Leicester Gaol.

There is no information about this event contained in the Home Office papers, but it is worth nothing that the informer's report that seems to have been the basis for their arrests, did not directly implicate them of involvement in the 'Loughborough Job'.

Ironically, the Mayor of Leicester's belief that they would be convicted, was premature at this point.

This was reported in the Leicester Chronicle of 20th July 1816.

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