Cruelty to Pit Ponies at Denaby – Father’s Charge

January 1887

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 7, 1887

Alleged Cruelty to a Pony at Denaby Main Colliery

George Gee, pony driver Denaby main, over the previous week was before the court on the charge of cruelly ill treating a pony in Denaby pit, and was remanded in custody for a week, in order that enquiries might be made as to his previous character, was again brought up.

Mr Hickmott now appeared and asked the Bench for another adjournment for a week.

The Magistrate on the Bench were not present at the last court day and the witnesses had not attended.

The Chairman said the case will be adjourned for another week, but the Bench were not inclined to detain the defendant in custody. If the father of defendant were promised that his son would attend next week he would now be given into his charge.

The father gives the requisite promise and the case was adjourned for a week.