Hed been on patrol as usual until about one oclock in the morning when he was seen talking to a passer-by. A few days later his hat was found floating in the river at Hartford police uniform in those days included a top hat rather than a helmet. The river was dragged but nothing was found. Pc Lambs disappearance left Huntingdon rather short of policemen. The Watch Committee had recently sacked another constable for partaking of Beer and Meat at the Sun Public House. The Huntingdon police regulations prohibited officers from entering a pub except in the course of their duty. They could also be dismissed for intermarrying with the family of a reputed bad character. The mystery of Pc Lambs disappearance was solved two months later when his body was found under Huntingdon Bridge. His heavy greatcoat must have dragged him straight to the bottom of the river. How did he get into the water in the first place? Well never know. The Cambridgeshire Constabulary Roll of Honour, where his is the first name listed, says that it is believed he was assaulted by several persons and thrown off a bridge into the river. He had been due to give evidence in a case of assault to be tried the following week, which might have given someone a motive for getting him out of the way. But the case didnt seem serious enough to make a suspect commit murder. At the inquest held after the body was found in February, a witness spoke of seeing Pc Lamb standing on Huntingdon Bridge on the night he disappeared, leaning his head on his hand and looking down into the water. His body showed no marks of violence though they might have been hard to detect after two months in the river and his truncheon was still in his greatcoat pocket when his body was found. So he might have committed suicide, or he could have been taken by surprise by several people and bundled over the parapet. The only way to find out is to ask him yourself. His ghost is said to patrol Huntingdon Bridge to this day.