Drunk and Disorderly at Conisbrough

July 1892

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 15th 1892

Drunk and Disorderly at Conisbrough

Joseph Thompson, shoemaker, Conisbrough, was fined £1 10s, including costs for being drunk and disorderly.

The defendant denied the charge and said he did not know what they wanted to do with him; he could not go about the streets without the eye of the police being on him.

Evidence was given against him by his daughter in law (Anne Thompson), Francis Dickinson, Ellen Morton, police constable Truman and police sergeant Ambler, and all the witnesses were ordered out of court before giving evidence by order of the defendant, so that they could not hear what each other said after being sworn, and they were subject to a searching cross examination.