Assault at Conisbro’

March 1889

York Herald – Monday 11 March 1889

Willie Wilson, Conisbro’, was charged by Elizabeth Singleton with assaulting her (Singleton’s) son at Conisbro’ on the 7th March.

On the Thursday afternoon before, as Singleton was going home, he met Wilson, who told him “he had now got him.” He knocked Singleton down, and while he had a stone in his hand, ” pummelled ” him on the head till his face was covered with blood.

A lad named Dalton came up and pulled Singleton away, but when Dalton had gone, Singleton renewed the assault.

Defendant stated that Singleton assaulted him the day before, but this was denied.

Defendant was fined 17s. 6d. including costs.