28 JULY 1866, Page 2

The evidence given by some of the prisoners as to

the conduct of the police themselves, especially after they had secured their prisoners in the Marble Arch, was very strong to show that the police had taken the whole affair as a personal quarrel, and revenged supposed private injuries as they could. Timothy Calvert, a solicitor, gave evidence that after he was in the Marble Arch a constable said, "P11 serve you out," when he received a tremendous blow on the head, which covered him with blood. On this evidence Mr. Knox commented thus,—" I am afraid that kicks and blows and stones are the natural consequences to those who venture into mobs of the kind that assembled last night,"—which was sad sophistry, Mr. Knox, as a defence for an asserted attack by policemen on prisoners in their own police office.