Mexborough times, February 1, 1878.
Drunk and Riotous at Conisbrough
Jno. Thomas Bell, and Samuel Donald, both of Conisbrough, were charged, the former was making an affray, the latter with being drunk and riotus at Conisbrough on the 19th inst.
PC Garnet, said on Saturday the 19th, he was on duty in Denaby road, Conisbrough, and found the two defendants there. Donald was drunk and Bell was fighting him.
Donald was very awkward and had to threaten to lock him up, took him part of the way home and two women then took charge of him. He saw Donald again yesterday and he had been fighting again.
PC Thirlby gave corroborative evidence, adding that Bell gave up fighting as soon as he was requested and went home. Donald did not appear.
Bell stated that he was merely acting in self-defence. He was coming from the station and Donald commenced to throw mud at him.
The bench dismissed the charge against Bell, but find Donald 20 shillings and costs, nine shillings and sixpence.