Mexborough and Swinton Times May 8, 1936
Alleged Attack on Father
Conisborough Man Remanded
At Doncaster West Riding police Court on Monday, Arthur Steel (32), miner, of Denbrook, Conisborough parks, was remanded in custody for a week on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on his father, Thomas Steel (70) and stepmother, Emma Jane Steel (51).
Superintendent Gordon said that at about 11:15 p.m.on Saturday prisoner returned home under the influence of drink, but he was not drunk. His stepmother asked him if he wanted any supper, and replied “No.”
Owing to the manner in which he replied, Mrs Steele remonstrated with him. Prisoner then became very abusive, and struck her with his fist.
When Mr Steele went to the assistance of his wife, prisoner picked up a poker and struck Mrs Steel about the head and shoulder. He then turned on his father and struck him several times with the poker, and also with his fist.
The father managed to get away, and the police were called in. When cautioned and charged, prisoner said: “I was attacked first.”
The superintendent added that owing to the age of his father they did not know how his condition might develop. He applied for a remand for a week in custody.
Asked by the chairman (Mr F. Ogley) if he had anything to say, prisoner replied: “The statement is untrue.” Prisoner asked if he could get in touch with a solicitor
Supt Gordon said prisoner could be kept in Doncaster to enable him to see a solicitor, if the magistrates directed. The bench agreed to this.