Police Court Civilities – Pigs Straying

June 1886

Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 11th, 1886

Police Court Civilities

Fras. Appleyard, farmer, Conisboro’, was summoned for having allowed two pigs to stray.

Mr. Hall (Wakefield) appeared on behalf of the defendant, and contended that, in point of law, there was a doubt in the case, which was merely of a trivial nature.

The Superintendent of Police (Mr. Blake) said something which did not reach the reporters, and Mr. Hall observed, ‘Are we to have these scenes every Saturday? I haven’t been accustomed to them, and I won’t be interrupted. If you want to say anything apply to the Bench. I decline to be interrupted.’

The magistrates said the case was only trivial, but the defendant had committed a breach of the Highway Act, and must pay the costs, which came to 14s.