Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (25/Feb/1896) - The Disappearance of a Huddersfield Man: Recovery of the Body

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A HUDDERSFIELD MAN.

RECOVERY OF THE BODY.

On Monday Police Constables Benker and Batty (of the West Riding force), stationed at Holmfirth, dragged Holmestyes Reservoir, and about five o'clock they recovered the body of Mr. Cuthbert at a distance of about 30 yards from where the deceased's coat and umbrella were found. The condition of the body pointed to a most extraordinary determination on the part of the deceased to accomplish his purpose, as his legs were tied and also his hands were tied behind him. Inspector Calcraft was apprised of the circumstances, and the coroner will forthwith be put into possession of the facts. The reservoir is distant about two miles from Holmfirth Station, and the geography of the district was well known to Mr. Cuthbert, who was a frequent visitor in summer time. The body of the deceased has been removed to the Shoulder of Mutton Hotel, Holmfirth.