The Argus, 20th Dec 1889, transcribed by Kay Collins
Accident to a Police Inspector Last Saturday afternoon, Inspector Phenix and his son (Mr. F. Phenix) were driving from Rushden to Wellingborough, and when they were between the "Oakley Arms" and Mr. Sanders' Lodge, from some cause or other the horse shied, and in doing so broke a, portion of the harness. This further frightened the animal, and he plunged so that ho broke the other harness, and got clear of the trap. Inspector Phenix was pitched out head foremost and was very badly shaken, and injured his shoulder and arm, but, fortunately, no bones were broken. The refractory horse was stopped by some labourers near Mr. Turnell's farm.