Edinburgh’s New Year Rioting and Robbery

Edinburg, Scotland; John Skelton was apprenticed to a gunsmith. He had a big future ahead of him.  And he enjoyed the night’s New year’s Eve celebrations.

METROPOLITAN POLICE logo with two lions holding yellow sticks holding up a crest with a net in it which supports a knight's helmut under a crown
Metropolitan Police logo on a police station in London.

But Mr. Skelton soon found he was a wanted man.  John Skelton was implicated in robbery and the murder of a policeman, with a reward on his head.

The motive?  Booty.  A black-watch ribbon, a watch-key of gold.  With a cornelian stone set in.  A silk purse.  And a hatred of the police. Continue reading Edinburgh’s New Year Rioting and Robbery