On Sunday morning early, the family of the
Rev. Wm. Metcalfe, Incumbent of St Johns Church Yeadon, were alarmed by stones
being thrown in to the bedroom of the female servants and also through the
windows of the Rev. Gentleman's study, by which seven squares were broken.
Several other individuals had their windows broken the same night.
The parties suspected of doing this
disgraceful mischief have been following similar vicious courses.
They have hitherto
escaped detection but as a watch has been set upon their motions they had
better beware, as if caught they will be severely and deservedly punished
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling