Charge against a soldier – Case dismissed

April 1915

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 3, 1915

Charge against a soldier
Case dismissed

Private Williams Haigh appeared to answer a charge of breaking a shop window at Conisborough, on 20 January, brought forward by Mr. Joseph Drabble.

Samuel George Steer said that on the Saturday night in the question they heard a crash coming from the direction of Drabble’s shop. They were about 10 yards away round the corner when they heard the crash.

It was just after the Scarborough raid, and a friend who was a witness said that he thought the Germans had landed.

He went round the corner and saw Haigh removing his foot from the window.

Other witness were called but the bench thought there was a doubt in the case and Haigh was dismissed.