Tuesday, 14 March 2017

14th March 1817: The arrest of John Clarke, aka 'Little Sam' is reported in the press

The Leicester Chronicle of Friday 14th March 1817 reported the arrest of John Clarke, aka 'Little Sam', a man wanted for involvement in the 'Loughborough Job'. The arrangements for his arrest had been discussed recently by the prosecuting solicitor Jeffrey Lockett & the Home Office's John Beckett:
A man named Clarke, has been brought from a depot in Devonshire, where he had been marched previous for his embarkation for some foreign station, for desertion, charged with being concerned in the outrage upon Messrs. Heathcote and Boden's factory at Loughborough.

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