The pepper trick in Liverpool


April 29, 1901
At Liverpool yesterday George Muir, 42, labourer, was charged with assault and robbery. About eight o’clock on Saturday night, while Miss Little, the prosecutrix, was walking in Bloom Street, prisoner crossed from the opposite side in front of her and suddenly threw pepper in her face. Her veil saved her eyes, but some went into her mouth. The man then snatched her purse and ran off, but was fortunately pursued and caught. He was remanded.
(Source: Sunderland Daily Echo: April 30, 1901)

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