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Sylvia Pankhurst arrested in London
Sylvia Pankhurst (third from left) at a suffragette march in Hyde Park with Emily Wilding Davison, Dame Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence. Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sylvia Pankhurst arrested in London

London, 4 January 1914 - Miss Sylvia Pankhurst was arrested this evening while walking along Grove Road in London. Miss Pankhurst, whose license under the Cat and Mouse Act expired on 22 December, was due to address a Suffragette meeting in Covent Garden in the coming days.

As Miss Pankhurst walked down Grove Road she was seized by two detectives and bundled into a covered van, which had been commandeered in the absence of a cab.

She was transported to Hackney Wick Police Station from where she was later moved to Holloway Jail.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.