Selling Objectionable Prints

May 1886

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 7, 1886

Selling Objectionable Prints

Alfred Morrel, Hawker, Doncaster, was summoned for exposing to view obscene prints, at Conisborough, on the 23rd ult.

Sgt Davis said on Good Friday, at 3:30 PM, he was in plain clothes at Conisbrough and then he saw the defendant selling photos of jockeys. He noticed defendant having a conversation with some men, and bringing several packets from his pocket, which he sold to them. He saw some of the cards similar to the one produced. He gave information to Inspector Barrett.

Sgt Noble said from information received he went with Inspector Barrett to the defendant, and saw the cards on the ground. He asked him if he had any more. He replied, “Yes,” and pulled a few out of his pocket. Witness searched him and found he had more cards like the one produced.

He was fined 20 shillings and 12s 6d costs