Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 16 September 1932
A Hawk-Eyed Policeman
Noticing that when Frederick D. Laughton a Conisborough insurance agent, pulled up in the Market Place, Mexborough, on his motor-cycle combination and had to place it with the wheels against the kerb, P.c. Paver made inquiries.
The result was that Laughton was fined 20s. and costs at Doncaster on Tuesday with inefficient brakes and without a driving licence.
P.c. Paver said that on August 25th he saw defendant pull up in the Market Place, Mexborough, to stop the machine he had to run into the kerb. Witness made investigations and found the front brakes were useless and that when the rear brakes were applied the machine could be pushed uphill.
Laughton’s driving licence was unsigned.