A MAN DECAPITATED.
On Monday information of a shocking occurrence on the Metropolitan Railway was reported to Mr. PAYNE, the City Coroner. It appears that one of the porters at the Bishopsgate Station of the line in question heard a peculiar notice as one of the trains was leaving the station for Aldgate.
Suspecting that something might have happened in the tunnel, he went with a light to see what it was, when but a few yards in the tunnel, he came across the body of a man without a head, and with one of his hands off. Further search was made, and the missing head and hand were found some yards from the body.
Upon searching the body, information was secured which at once led to the identification of the body. Deceased is Mr. Samuel WRIGHT, aged about 62, a licensed victualler, and proprietor of the Wheatsheaf public house, West Smithfield. He left home ostensibly for the purpose of ordering some beer of Messrs. TRUMAN, HANBURY, and BUXTON, of Gravel Lane, Spitalfields, and walked as far as Bishopsgate-street. There he took a penny ticket for Aldgate, and the next that is known of him is his body being found in the tunnel. Whether he entered the tunnel by accident or design is not known. The deceased had taken off his watch and chain and nearly emptied his purse before leaving home.