8th May 1843
Reference Numbert18430508-1497
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1497. LOUISA PAGE was indicted for unlawfully attempting to drown herself.

GEORGE CLARK . I live in Creed-lane, Ludgate-hill. On the 11th of May, about a quarter to three o'clock in the morning, I was on Blackfriara-bridge—I heard a splash in the water, and a sort of scream—I looked over the bridge, and saw a woman's light-coloured bonnet in the water—I called "Police," and went with the. policeman down the steps by the bridge side, and got the prisoner out of the water—the policeman went into the water, and I assisted.

RICHARD PLUMLEY (City police-constable, No. 357.) I heard a cry of "Police," went down the steps of the bridge, and saw a bonnet in the water—I went into the water, found the prisoner, and got her out, with the assistance of a brother constable—she said, "Oh, let me die in peace"—she said afterwards that she did it in consequence of the ill usage of her husband.

CALEB GROVES (City police-constable, No. 381.) I came at the cry of "Police," and helped to get the prisoner out of the water—she said, why did not we let her die in peace, and that it was from the ill usage of her husband—she was about twelve or fourteen feet from the shore.

GUILTY.—Strongly recommended to mercy. Confined Ten Days.

Before Mr. Recorder.

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