Sheffield Independent – Monday 06 April 1891
A Conflict of Evidence.
At Doncaster on Saturday John Wood, blacksmith, Conisbro’, was charged with having assaulted Jas. Moore, a glass blower.
The complainant said the defendant knocked him down with his fist, causing a severe wound on his head, although he had not spoken to the man.
The defence was that the complainant fell down and did the injury to himself whilst drunk, the defendant not having raised his hand at all to strike him.
The Chairman said there was such a conflict of testimony that the case would be adjourned for further evidence.