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The Treherbert Tragedy


The man Benjamin Prothero, who on Saturday morning attacked his wife with a pruning knife at 39 Baglan Street, Penyrenglyn, Treherbert, inflicting very serious injuries, and who afterwards cut his own throat, is still in Cardiff Infirmary, where he is in the custody of the police.

Hopes are entertained of his recovery, although for a few days his fate will be uncertain. Mrs. Prothero was a little better on Monday night. During the day three hairpins were extracted from her head, and it is feared that others are embedded in the scalp. She several times expressed a wish to see her husband, and hoped that whatever might become of her he would not “get the rope.”

Her aged father and a sister arrived from Pembrokeshire on Monday to see her, and she took their arrival quite calmly.

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