Cruelty to a Pit pony at Denaby Main

February 1898

Mexborough Sunni Times February 11 1898

Cruelty to a Pit Pony at Denaby Main

Harry Scott, pony driver, Denaby Main, was summoned for cruelly ill-treating a pony at Cadeby Colliery on 28 January.

Mr H.H.Hickmott appeared to prosecute and stated that the defendant was ordered by the horsekeeper to take his pony to the stables and fetch a similar one out.

When he got a few yards away from the horsekeeper he commences throwing lumps of coal and bite at the animal, with the result that seven wounds were inflicted, all of which were bleeding when he reached the stable.

One piece of coal was sticking into the pony.

Robert Dale, horsekeeper, bore out the statement, and the defendant was fined 2s 6d and 14s 6d costs.