Huddersfield Chronicle (13/Oct/1866) - Lockwood: Daring Highway Robbery

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Daring Highway Robbery.

On Saturday night last as Mrs. Haigh, wife of Benjamin Haigh, of Rashcliffe, was proceeding home by way of St. Stephen's Church, she was seized by a man, who rifled her pockets and took her purse, which fortunately contained nothing. The fellow used great force to accomplish his purpose, and succeeded, under cover of the darkness, to make his escape. The poor woman was very much frightened, and reached home in a great state of alarm. A correspondent has written us a long letter on the subject of lighting up the roads near the above church. His letter has special reference to the danger to which the attendants on the services of the church are exposed. He describes the church as well attended and well lighted ; but the sudden transition into outer darkness on Sunday evenings he regards as a disgrace to the township. There is no lamp nearer than the Lockwood Road, and the "dim religious light" which is emitted through the windows of the sacred building at the one end of the road, and the solitary lamp at the other, only serve to puzzle and perplex.