Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 07 August 1899
Savage Assault at Conisborough.
Thomas Sissons and Walter Sissons, miners, Conisborough, were summoned the Doncaster West Riding Police Court on Saturday, for assaulting Frank Shaw on the 31st July.
On the date mentioned the men had a row in the Star Hotel, and were turned cut. Shaw went home, and some time afterwards Thomas Sissons followed and asked complainant to come out of the house because he wanted to speak to him.
When he got outside Sissons deliberately struck him in the face. The younger defendant then went and knocked Shaw down. Thomas Sissons then held Shaw down whilst his son kicked him on the body and face, causing him have two black eyes.
The Bench considered the assault a most savage one and fined the defendants £1 and 19s. 3d. costs each.