Hunt, Charles

Hunt, Charles         1883 February 17th             Bradford on Acon

An inquest was held on Friday before Mr Sylvester, on the body of Charles Hunt, labourer. The deceased, who was of dissolute habits, went on Wednesday to the Seven Stars inn, and being refused liquor, threatened to break the windows. The police were then sent for, when Hunt ran away, saying he would drown himself, a threat he had so often uttered that no attention was paid to it. He did, however, throw himself into the Avon, and though he subsequently tried to climb out again, he sank and was drowned. His body was recovered ten minutes afterwards, but life could not be restored. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. Several of the deceased’s relatives were said to be also intoxicated when the occurrence took place.

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