Small Affair – Fined for Striking Man, not Woman

July 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 1, 1916

A Small Affair

Arthur Hough, miner, Denaby, was summoned by Vincent Lote, and Rose Hannah Lote, his wife, for assault.

Hough it appeared was made to Lote’s sister, and it was alleged that when Mrs Hough and her children went to Lote’s house the lodger shut the door on the children. Mrs Hough complained to her husband, went into the house, struck Mrs Lote on the head and Lote in the eye.

Defendant denied striking the woman, and said he only struck Lote in self defence.

For the assault on the man he was fined 15 shillings, and the charge in respect to the woman was dismissed.