20 JUNE 1840, Page 8

A man who held the place of under-brewer in Lord

Derby's esta- blishment, at Knowsley, was found in his bed on Monday morning with his throat cut, but not dead. He told a story about two robbers having attacked hint, which he afterwards admitted to be false. He had made an ineffectual attempt to destroy himself, and will probably recover.

Thomas Wilkinson, a person not otherwise described, was committed to prison at Manchester on Monday, to be tried on a charge of mur- dering a woman with whom he cohabited. The brute kicked her to death whilst in bed. A surgeon stated that the fatal kick had been given on the throat.