Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 02 October 1899
Lost His Ticket and Threatened with a Knife
On Saturday, at the Doncaster West Riding Police Court, John Shaw, mason, was brought up in custody charged with travelling the Great Central Railway without a ticket at Mexborough on the 28th of September.
Mr. McArthur, stationmaster at Mexborough said that on the date in question the man alighted from the 4.35 p.m. train from Doncaster, went into a urinal, and as he did not come out his suspicions were aroused.
Some time afterwards he came out and got over some railings.
Witness went and asked him for his ticket. He first said he hadn’t come train, but afterwards admitted that he had. The man drew a knife and threatened what he would do. Prisoner then ran away.
Prisoner said he booked from Doncaster to Conisborough, but went on to Mexborough. He did not know the way out at Mexborough, and had lost his ticket.
Fined 40s., including costs, or month.