Attempted Suicide at Denaby

March 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 9th 1907

Attempted Suicide at Denaby

John Kelsall, of New Conisborough was charged with having attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor at Denaby, on 23 January.

On the evening of the date named prisoner and his brother went to their mother’s house at Denaby, where prisoner, who had been out of employment for some time, said: “I feel I am going wrong, mother.”

He walked into the back yard, and subsequently his brother saw him place the bloodstained razor on the windowsill. Prisoner had a wound on his throat, which was dressed by Dr. Craik.

His wife promised to look after him and he was liberated on promising not to repeat the offence.