Denaby Wounding Case – Brother in Law Committed for Trial.

February 1910

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 08 February 1910

Denaby Wounding Case.

Brother in Law Committed for Trial.

At Doncaster yesterday, Michael Kelley, collier. Denaby, was charged on remand with unlawfully wounding Patrick Sheen, collier.

Prosecutor’s story was that the prisoner was his brother-in-law, and had been lodging with him. On the 29th ult., when prosecutor went into the house, prisoner asked why he had not brought his money, and he replied that he had been in before but prisoner was not there.

Prisoner picked up the poker, and said “Get out of the house,” at the same time striking at him. He warded off the blow, but prisoner struck at him again, cutting his ear open, and wounding him on the head. He was knocked down and stunned.

Prisoner then got hold of the fender, and rushing at him again, said “ I’ll kill you,” but prosecutor grabbed hold the fender and prevented him from striking him. He managed to get up and make his way out of the house. He lost a large quantity of blood.

When prisoner was apprehended said to  the officer, “Is he dead? I only tapped him.”

Prisoner was committed for trial at the Sessions.