Assault at Conisborough

August 1897

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 13, 1897

Assault at Conisborough

Jacob, labourer, Conisborough, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Conisborough, and further with an assault on Walter Bacon of that place on 31st of July.

PC Jarvis spoke as to seeing the defendant on the date in question in once Wadworth Street in a very drunken condition. He was very noisy, and was knocking at Bacon’s door. Sgt Brown corroborated.

Walter Bacon said he was sitting in his own house, when the defendant entered and said: Now you b—– I will give it to you. Defendant then knocked him out of the chair, and kicked him round the house, splitting his head open.

Complainant’s wife went for a policeman, PC Richardson went.

James Billington, who witness the assault, also gave evidence.

Defendant was ordered to pay 25s including costs, for the assault, for being drunk and disorderly he was ordered to pay 40s including costs.