Pony Kicking at Cadeby

December 1899

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 1, 1899

Pony Kicking at Cadeby

Tom Fawkes, pony driver, Denaby, was summoned by the Denaby and Cadeby Main Colliery Company, for having violently kicked the pony at Cadeby Colliery on 1 November.

Mr H.H. Hickmott appeared for the company, and said that on the day named the under horse keeper was examining the horses as they came from work when he heard some kicking.

On turning round he saw the defendant holding a pony by the head and kicking it on the chest. The skin of the pony was broken in three places.

The defendant, who pleaded guilty, said he took the pony to have a drink, but he refused, and trod on his foot. He then kicked the animal, and shoved it away.

The chairman said the defendant would have to pay the costs 11/6. He hoped the lad would let the case being warning to him