An Unruly Railway Passenger at Conisborough Station

May 1895

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 24, 1895

An Unruly Railway Passenger at Conisborough Station

Frederick Richardson, dataller, of Conisborough, was introduced to the court as a delinquent under the primaeval offence of drunk and disorderly, the event in question are occurring at the Conisborough Station on 12 May.

Defendant pleaded not guilty.

William Carter, a porter in the employ of the M.S.and L. Railway Company stated that being on duty on Sunday night at the station at 9:45 PM he came across the defendant on the platform. He was turbulent Lee drunk. Witness asked him for his ticket which he refused to tender. He also refused to pay his fare, and threatened the witness, being very abusive.

Witness then sent for the police, and as defendant was going up the station steps he used more threats towards the police.

Defendant: Didn’t I offer my ticket before the police came?

Witness: No

Sgt ambler stated that had been sent for to the station by last witness he found the defendant along with two other kindred spirits, in a quarrelsome state of drink and using bad language.

Defendant: Why did you lot me up when you lot that other fellow?

Witness: Because you’re given your ticket up.

Defendant was fined 20 shillings including costs or seven days.