Conisborough Quarrel. – Assaulting a Married Woman

June 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, June 28.

A Conisborough Quarrel.

A Conisborough miner, named Jacob Baker, was summoned for having on the 17th inst assaulted a married woman named Anna Maria Grainger.

Thomas Grainger, the husband of the complainant, stated that he heard a knock at the door of his house at 10 o’clock at night. He opened the door, and found the defendant there, who said, “Do you want to fight me?”

He told the defendant to go away but he refused. Mrs Grady came out, and the defendant pulled her forward, and threw her on the door floor striking her in the face while she was down.

Witness sent a neighbour for a policeman.

The defence was that the defendant and Grainger were quarrelling when the complainant stepped between them and the defendant merely pushed her aside when she fell down.

After hearing evidence from both sides, the Bench dismissed the case, the Chairman (Mr Ward-Aldham) expressing his opinion that the case was one in which there was six of one and half a dozen of the other.

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