Conisborough Man’s Successful for the respondents – Prison Escaped

January 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 25, 1935

Prison Escaped
Conisborough Man’s Successful for the respondents

At the West Riding Quarter Sessions at Wakefield on Wednesday John Thomas Hill,  Montague Avenue, Conisborough appealed against the sentence at the Doncaster West Riding Court for driving a motorcycle in a manner dangerous to the public. He had been sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and he was disqualified from holding a licence for 10 years

Mr Hague Hilton Foster appeared for the appellant and Mr G.H.P.Streetfield for the respondents

On September 1 the appellant was driving a motorcycle at Braithwell, near Maltby. It was alleged that he took the corner too wide and collided with a cyclist named John Mangham, who was fatally injured

Mr Hilton Foster said he did not resist the conviction, and appealed against the severity of the sentence. To him it looked as if the Doncaster magistrates had taken the death into account and not the circumstances of the case. He maintained that it was not the proper thing to allow the death of the unfortunate man to be the measure of punishment

The chairman (M W. S. Tempest) said the appeal would be dismissed with costs

With regard to the sentence of imprisonment, magistrates considered this rather hard. “We will do away with imprisonment,” and the chairman, “and in lieu of that in for the final £20. The suspension of the licence will remain.