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Bow Street Officers Twisted In

6th July 1812

It is stated, in the Sheffield paper of Saturday, that two Bow-street officers, who have been in the
neighbourhood of Huddersfield for nearly three weeks, past, had been twisted in, or in other words had taken the oath of the Luddites; by which means they have learned their proceedings, and have ob-tained the knowledge of the depot where their arms were concealed. Warrants were issued on Friday for the apprehension of fifty of the ringleaders, and, in the course of the day, a great number of them were taken into custody. It is also stated, that the murderer of Mr Horsfall was discovered in a house about eight: miles from Huddersfield, and is committed to Lancaster castle for trial.

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