Horse Not Fit to be Worked at Denaby

November 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 25, 1905

Not Fit to be Worked at Denaby

A wagonette proprietor of Denaby, named Henry Cockayne, was summoned for working a horse in an unfit state, at Denaby, on 6 November.

PC Ransom stated that at 4:15 pm on Monday, 5 November, he was on duty in Doncaster Road, Denaby when he saw the defendant driving two horses in a wagonette in the direction of Conisbrough.

He noticed one of them was very lame on the nearside hind leg. He examined it and found it to be suffering from a bruise on the leg. It appeared to be suffering a good deal of pain.

Inspector Bone give evidence, and defendant said he had worked the horse in ignorance and the Bench ordered him to pay 10 shillings including the costs 8/6.