Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 14 August 1920
Fined For Street Betting and Sent To Gaol For Assault.
At Doncaster, yesterday, William Edward Butcher, bookmaker, Conisborough, was charged with street, betting and assaulting Police-constable Wetherill on the previous day.
The prisoner was in Doncaster Road, Conisborough, and several men handed slips of paper and money to him. When told he would be apprehended, he took to large knife from his pocket and attempted to strike the officer. He was apprehended, and had £3 17s. 6d. in his possession and a sporting paper and pencil. He struck Wetherill with his hand.
Defendant had been up ten times, and five times for street betting, and he was fined £20 or two months for street betting, and was committed to prison for one month for the assault on the police