Mexborough and Swinton Times November 7, 1908
Serious Charge against Denaby Man
Alleged Unlawful Wounding
An aged man named Thomas Proctor, described as a labourer, was brought before the Doncaster West Riding Magistrates on Tuesday, charged with unlawfully wounding a Denaby boy named Thomas E Glyn, aged eight.
The lad who is suffering from a serious wound in the head was too ill to attend.
According to the evidence, the boys have been teasing the prisoner, who followed this boy into a house and beat him for some time by the head and body. Ultimately the boy crept behind a machine, and got away, but the man followed him and continue to beat him until young man interfered.
It was then found that the boy was bleeding from the head, and he had to be taken to Doctor F.G. Twigg.
Prisoner, who admitted running after the lad and calling him “a little villain,” was remanded for a week.