Drunkenness and Refusing to quit

Mexborough and Swinton Times February 6

Drunkenness

William Raspay and George Crisp were charged with drunkenness at Denaby on the 23rd.

PC Kendall stated that the two defendants were drunk. Crisp would not give his name and he had to take him to the police station.

Crisp stated that the police constable struck him on the thigh with a stick.

PS Pearson corroborated the evidence given by PC Kendall.

Crisp stated that he walked across the house to show the police that he was not drunk.

With reference to the defendant complaints PS Pearson stated that he must have been struck while in the street.
Each defendant was fined five shillings and costs.

Refusing to quit

Thomas Morgan, collier, Denaby was charged with being disorderly and refusing to quit the Union Inn, Mexborough, on the 24th ult.

The defendant did not appear.

Thomas Weston, the landlocked, said between nine and 10 on the night of 24 January defendant came into the chat room. He appeared to be all right in order pint of beer. There were 10 or 12 men in the room at the time, and the defendant commenced to talk about fighting, and said he could “leather” one of the company.

Several persons walked out of the house, as the defendant challenged two or three of them to fight. He order the defendant out, but he refused to leave the house.

A witness named Daniel Hughes corroborated.

Fined 10 shillings and 15 shillings costs