Conisborough Disturbance – Gaol for Two Men and Fine for Wife

February 1902

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 11 February 1902

A Conisborough Disturbance

Yesterday at the West Riding Court, Doncaster, George Henry Goulden, a private in the 9th Lancers, stationed at Canterbury, but at present on furlough at Conisborough was charged with using bad language and assaulting police constable Duffin at Conisborough on Sunday night.

There was a disturbance in the street, and the officer went to the defendant, but he refused to give his name, and knocked the officer down, kicking him on the forehead.

Prisoner was fined 10s 6d for the bad language, and committed to prison for one month for the assault.

Francis William Keyes, glass hand, Conisbrough, was also charged with assaulting police constable Duffy. Whilst the officer was apprehending Goulden prisoner rusted him, struck him in the eye, felled him, and then kicked him in the ribs.

Prisoner was committed to prison for a month.

Annie Elizabeth Goulden, wife of George Henry Goulden was charged with assaulting police constable Thompson. Whilst the officer was assisting police constable Duffin, the woman came up and struck him twice in the head with an umbrella.

She was ordered to pay 8s costs.