Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Monday 19 December 1910
A “Rough and Tumble”
Lively Time for the Police at Conisbro
Several cases were heard at the Doncaster West Riding Court today arising out of a disturbance which occurred near Conisbrough railway station on Saturday night.
In one case a collier named Thomas McDonnell was charged with having been drunk and disorderly and assaulting Police constable Knowles.
At about 10:30 p.m. it was stated, the prisoner and three other men were creating a disturbance, when police constable Knowles asked for MacDonald’s name and address and he refused to give it.
The officer was apprehending him when prisoner struck him on the chest several times, and, getting him down, kicked him. Knowles had to obtain assistance, and police constable Lundy, who was struggling with a prisoner named Withers went to his aid.
For the drunkenness a fine of 2s 6d and costs was imposed, and for the assault on the police officer MacDonald was ordered to pay 20 shillings and costs or 10 days imprisonment.
A miner named John Withers was then charged with having been drunk and disorderly and with damaging an officer’s clothing. When police constable Lundy was apprehending the prisoner he became very violent, and near the Conisbrough police station he dragged the officer down and actually bit a piece out of his trousers and also out of his underclothing.
He was fined 6s 6p for drunkenness and 20 shillings for damaging the officer’s clothing.