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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1782, Sunday, May 23, 1830.

Three Spies public house

On Friday morning, a man named Warren, the landlord of the Three Spies public house, Wardour street, Soho square, rose from his bed at an early hour, and between five and six o'clock he was discovered head downwards, in the water-butt, and quite dead. The deceased had cut a deep wound in his throat and lacerated his arms, and afterwards precipitated himself into the water, which was dyed with blood. An inquest was held upon the body the same night, and it appeared the deceased had taken the house only a fortnight, and the business not answering his expectations, he had become gloomy and unsettled in his mind. The knife with which he inflicted the wounds on his person was found on the kitchen dresser. Verdict—Insanity.