A Violent Vagrant

March 1886

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 5, 1886

A Violent Vagrant.

William Williams, a tramp, was brought up on a charge of sleeping out and assaulting the police.

Sergeant Noble stated that about half past eight o’clock on Sunday morning he found the prisoner laid asleep in a corn chamber in Church Street, Conisboro’

He was laid on some newly trashed oats, and had committed a nuisance in the place.

Witness took him to the police station, when he became very violent, throwing his clogs across the office, and he struck the officer with his fist.

Prisoner was remanded.