Conisborough Motor Accident – Sheffield Butchers Fined

December 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times, December 22


The Conisborough Motor Accident


Sheffield Butchers Fined

At Doncaster on Saturday the chairman of the magistrates, Mr. G. E. Cooke Yarborough referred to the motor accident which occurred at Conisborough in September when Jabez Cowley a butcher of Sheffield was committed for trial on a CoronerĀ“s warrant for the manslaughter of Thomas Wyatt, a miner, of Conisborough.

Cowley was found not guilty of manslaughter when the case was recently brought before the Leeds Assizes, but when the case was brought before the West Riding Court last October he appeared on a second charge of driving to the danger of the public, and two other Sheffield butchers, George James Austin, and his father Thomas Austin, also appeared, the one for driving to the danger of the public, and also for driving without a licence and the other for employing his son without a licence.

The Chairman of the Bench said they had fined Cowley 20s. for driving to the danger of the public, suspended his licence for six months, and endorsed his licence.

In the case of the younger Austin, the charge of driving to the danger of the public was dismissed, but he was fined 20s. for driving without a licence, and the elder Austin was fined 20s. for employing his son without a licence.




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