Conisborough Farmer and the Boys

May 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph May 20, 1907

Conisborough Farmer and the Boys

A charge of assaulting two youths, named Walter Dalton and Charles Wright, of Conisborough on May 14 was preferred against George Pashley, a farmer, of Conisborough at the Doncaster West Riding police Court on Saturday.

It was stated that the complaints were crossing a field belonging to the defendant by a bridle path and singing as they went. The defendant called them to stop, and cutting a stick from the hedge, knocked Wright down with it, and also assaulted Dalton.

The defendant said Wright injured himself by falling against the wall as he was trying to kick him. It was also stated for the defence that the complaints had been using bad language to some women in a field and had interfered with the defendant’s horse.

The defendant was ordered to pay costs in regards to write, the other case been dismissed.