" Cowardly Attack - A most brutal attack was made
on two men, respectively named Hardy and Dixon, while returning from Rawdon on
Saturday night last.
On their arriving near the Yeadon Toll Bar, two men sprung
from the hedge side and most brutally beat them with short clubs and such were
the injuries received that the man Hardy lies in an almost hopeless state.
the slightest clue has been obtained of the perpetrators of this cowardly attack".
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling