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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1829, Sunday, April 17, 1831.

At Union Hall, on Thursday, a man named David Wood was committed for trial under Lord Ellenborough's Act, for stabbing a policeman in the face whilst he was conveying him to the watch-house from the Loughborough road, Brixton, where he had been found between two and three o'clock in the morning, in a private garden, under very suspicious circumstances. It appeared that the wounds were inflicted with a long table knife, which the prisoner attempted to account for having in his possession by stating that he was a gardener and used it to prune trees with.