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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1862, Sunday, December 11, 1831

On Sunday morning last, Henry Watts, a waggoner in the employ of Mr. Kent, of Abingdon, was found murdered on Hounslow-heath. His head had been evidently thrown under one of the hind wheels of the waggon to give the atrocious deed the appearance of an accident. The poor fellow's father was asleep in the waggon at the time, and was ignorant of his son's death, the horses having proceeded two miles from the fatal spot before the waggon was stopped. From circumstances which have since transpired, the murder is supposed to have been perpetrated by three dissolute characters, who had been drinking together at the Tankerville Arms, on the Heath, and who have been taken into custody. Watts is supposed to have been robbed of two sovereigns. The whip, which was a new one, was found broken all to pieces in the struggle.—Reading Mercury.