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Highway Robbery near Darfield

Leeds Intelligencer – Saturday 18 March 1848

Highway Robbery near Darfield

As Mr. William Haigh, farmer, Little Houghton, was returning home from Barnsley market on Wednesday evening the 8th inst., about half-past eight o’clock, he was attacked, near the Yew Tree, between Ardsley and Darfield, by three men, who seized him, threw him down, and rifled his pockets of a knife, about 10s. in silver, and a pocket book, containing some memorandums.

Mr. Haigh had the presence of mind to take his purse (which contained six sovereigns) out of his pocket, and hold in his hand unperceived by the ruffians.

After the robbery they made off in the direction of Barnsley.