Alleged Mutilation of a Donkey

An outrage alleged to have been committed at Skegness is now being investigated by the local police.

A donkey proprietor there on Friday morning missed one of his animals, and upon searching for it was found with its head half cut off, from the top of the neck downwards.

It was supposed that the outrage was committed with a sickle, and suspicion rested upon some Irishmen, who were taken into custody, the alleged motive being one of revenge upon the owner.

It is said that a sickle has been found in their possession with blood and donkey’s hair upon it.

Source: The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Tuesday, August 13, 1889

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