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Weekly Freeman’s Journal 3 February 1883.

Threatening to Shoot Sir Nugent Humble

At ten o’clock on Saturday it was reported to Head-Constable Kyne, of Dungarvan, that two men armed with revolvers had threatened to shoot Sir Nugent Humble, Bart, of Cloncoskeran…A man named Fitzgerald gave information of the matter to the constabulary.  He stated that he was engaged breaking stones on the public road leading from Cappoquin to Dungarvan, when two strange men, having the appearance of tramps, asked him if he saw Sir Nugent Humble passing that day.  Fitzgerald said he did not, and asked them what they wanted him for.  Both of them said that they wanted to shoot him. Fitzgerald asked how they could shoot him without firearms. Both men thereupon pulled out revolvers.  He did not question them further, and they then proceeded in the direction of Dungarvan.  Subsequently the police arrested two men on the charge.  This afternoon a magisterial investigation was held before A.E. Redmond, R.M., and the prisoners remanded until Monday next.  When they were searched at the police barracks no weapon of any kind was found upon them.

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