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THE CIRCUMLOCUTION OFFICE IN PEMBROKESHIRE. Burying a Suicide and then Hold- ing an Inquest. A Jury Waiting in Vain for a I Coroner. In the course of the county business at the Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, Capt. Higgon called attention to an extraordinary affair which had taken place in the parish of Llysyfran, which is situated between Clarbeston- road and Maenclochog. Capt. Higgon stated that, about three weeks ago, a man hung himself at a place called Kilrhedyn, in that parish, and no inquest was held upon him till after he was buried. The notice of the death appeared to have been sent to the coroner of the upper district of the county, and he went to a place called Kilrhedyn in another parish. The Clerk of the Peace (Mr W. Vaughan James) said that the place where the suicide lived was in his district,and not in that of the upper coroner.— The Chief Constable stated that the time of the constable stationed in the locality had been taken up by the coroner for two days, and no proper in- quest had been held after all. It appeared from further statements made in court, that the man, whose name was Thomas, hung himself on a Saturday, and when discovered his neighbours sent a dis- tance of five miles to fetch a constable' to cut him down. Notice was given to the coroner of the upper district of the county, who usually acted in the parish of Llysyfran. This official appointed the inquest to be held on the Wednes- day following, and directed the constable to summon a jury. The constable and the jury assembled at Kilrhedyn in due time, and waited the whole day for the coroner, who did not turn up at all. The next day the constable received a message from the coroner, to the effect that the latter went the previous day to a place named Kilrhedyn, near Fishguard, and that he could find no dead man there. It thus appeared that while the constable and jury were waiting for the coroner at Kilrhedyn in Llysyfran, the coroner was prospecting around Fishguard, looking for a dead man needing an inquest. The COIOner then instructed the constable that he would come to the proper Kilrhedyn on the Friday, and hold the inquest there. The neighbours of the dead man, however, decided to bury the body, as decomposi- tion had set in, and the corpse had become very otlensive.-The constable opposed this, but the neighbours persisted, and the body was buried, the inquest being held as appointed, on the Friday, and after the burial. Lord Kensington, M.P., said he thought the court should take some notice of the affair. It was decidedly a disgrace that no inquest was held till after the man was buried. He proposed that the matter be referred to a committee to in- vestigata and report to the next quarter sessions as to where the blame rested.—Mr G. B. Allen seconded, and the motion was agreed to.

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