Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 20 July 1931
Assault on Constable.
At Doncaster West Ridinjr Court, on Saturday, Donald Smith, a miner, of Edlington Street, Denaby, was sent to prison for three months for assaulting Police-constable Wolfinden, and was fined £2 or a further month for having been drunk and disorderly.
It was stated that the constable saw Smith, who was drunk, and another man fighting outside an hotel. When he interfered, prisoner struck him several times in the face, Thev both fell to the ground, and Smith, it was alleged, tried to strangle the constable.
Smith said the constable came between them as they were fighting and got struck instead of the other man.