Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England

Preston Guardian, Saturday, December 6, 1879 


Henry Rayton, blacksmith, of Clifton, attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat on Monday morning the 24th ult.

It is stated that a blacksmith, named Thomas Wilson, went to Mr. Rayton's house on the morning in question, and Rayton opened the door. Wilson, noticing something, followed upstairs and found about a quart of blood and a razor on the floor.

He saw that Rayton's throat was cut, and he sent for Dr. Walker, who dressed the wound and sent for the police. Rayton is not expected to recover, as the jugular vein and the windpipe are very badly cut.

If he should recover lie will be brought before the magistrates for attempting to commit suicide.