Knife Attack Sequel – “My Fault” Says Denaby Father

December 1940

Mexborough & Swinton Times December 07

Knife Attack Sequel

“My Fault” Says Denaby Father

When Thomas Venables (30), colliery shunter, of Tickhill Street, Denaby, pleaded guilty at Leeds Assizes on Wednesday to wounding his father with a knife, it was stated that his father had come home late under the influence of drink and a quarrel ensued.

Since the affair, it was stated, the father had completely given up drinking and there was peace in the home.


Before this the home had been one of misery and wretchedness because of his drinking habits.

Francis William Venables, the father, told Mr. Justice Cassels that there was no ill feeling at all. “It was my fault altogether”, he said.

Binding over Venables, the Judge said, “Perhaps it was a happy ending to a miserable affair”.










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