Attempted Murder by Suffragettes


This article from The Standard on 4 June 1913 reports a crime alleged to have taken place in the past. It is unclear whether the victim, dead at the time that the article was written, reported the attempt on his life when it happened although some police involvement is mentioned. The report is based on a story told by a colleague of the victim to the Standard reporter.

Suffragette was a name given to members of the Women's Social and Political Union, a controversial group formed in 1903 to campaign with 'deeds not words' for equal voting rights for women.  They formed as a more militant alternative to the more peaceful organisations campaigning for women's suffrage.

Taken from: The Standard
Date: 4 June 1913
Copyright: By permission of The Evening Standard