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Murder most foul - 1885

Birmingham Daily Post - 19th August 1885

Murder most foul
A man named George Turlington died at Quorndon, Leicestershire yesterday, from the effects of wounds inflicted on him late on Saturday night. While proceeding home he was attacked by a man in company with a woman. He was knocked down, kicked, and severely stabbed several times on the thigh. He gradually sank from loss of blood. A man named James Alfred Andrews has been apprehended and charged with wilful murder.

Birmingham Daily Post - 20th August 1885

The murder in Leicestershire
At the Loughborough Police Court yesterday, James Alfred Andrews, a moulder, was charged with the wilful murder of George Turlington. It appeared from the evidence that Turlington was going home to Quorndon, laden with provisions, when he fell over the prisoner, who was misbehaving himself with a woman. The prisoner then attacked Turlington in a most brutal fashion. His skull was fractured and caused death. The deceased was also stabbed several times. The prisoner was remanded.

Liverpool Mercury - 22nd August 1885

A coroner's inquest was held yesterday at Quorndon, near Leicester, on the body of George Turlington, labourer, who was assaulted and stabbed by James Arthur Andrews, on Saturday night last. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Andrews. The deceased was only 22, and the prisoner a year younger.

Nottingham Evening Post - Wednesday 19 August 1885

The Stabbing Case at Loughborough
Death of Turlington

At half-past three yesterday morning George Turlington, of Quorn, died at his residence from the effects, it is believed, of the injuries alleged to have been inflicted on him James Alfred Andrews, on Saturday evening, on the New Walks, Loughborough, under circumstances reported yesterday. It will be remembered that about half-past 10 o'clock that evening deceased was going home, and when near the Loughborough Grammar School met a man, supposed to be Andrews, and a woman. The man, without any provocation, knocked Turlington down, kicked him on his temple, bit his ear, and stabbed him in the right hip. Turlington defended himself, and for few minutes repelled attack, but his assailant succeeded in inflicting two other stabs on the left hip and thigh, after which made his escape. Information was given to the police, which resulted the apprehension of Andrews, and on the police searching the spot where the struggle took place a clasp knife and blood stains were discovered. Dr. Harris attended Turlington, who Monday was well enough to walk to Loughborough Police-court to give evidence. He had to be driven back, however. In the evening he went to see Dr. Harris, who, believing his brain affected, at once ordered him to bed. He became worse, and died as stated. We understand that Andrews will now be charged with murder. He is just 21 years old, and as a labourer at the Falcon Car Works, Loughborough. His native place is Rugby, but for some time he has been staying Wednesbury, in Staffordshire.

An inquest was held last evening by Mr. Deane, coroner for North Leicestershire, at the White Horse Inn, Quorndon, on the body of the deceased.—Mary Cooper, wife of George Cooper, labourer, of Quorndon, deposed that she was with the deceased at the time his death, and Identified the body as that of George Turlington, labourer, aged 22 years. He died at half past three that morning his own home.—At this stage the Coroner adjourned the inquest until Friday, eleven o'clock.

 Submitted on: 2011-07-20
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1349
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1349
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