Huddersfield Chronicle (16/Apr/1892) - Meltham: Suicide of a Lockwood Man

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Suicide of a Lockwood Man.

Yesterday (Friday) afternoon two Huddersfield men on a picnic discovered the body of a man with his throat cut on the highway between Harden Moss and Isle of Skye. Police Constable Chapman, of Meltham, was called to the place, and the body was removed to the Swan Hotel, Meltham. Here it was identified as Walter Jackman, tailor, of Lockwood, who, it was stated, had been missing a few days. A keeper in the room said he saw the deceased on Tuesday last near the place where he was found, but walking very hurriedly. When discovered a razor was found in one of the deceased's hands.