Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 22 August 1902
Wounding a Pigeon
Charles Wright, a pony driver, of Denaby, was accused of having wounding a pigeon, belonging to Emily Fairburn, on the 11th inst.
Prosecutrix said that on the preceding Monday she saw the defendant shooting at the pigeons which were on the roof of their house. She watched him for some time, but when he saw he ran away. He, however, returned, and on this occasion he fired a shot which broke one of the pigeons legs.
The bird was one of the magpie species, and she valued it at 5s.
Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered pay the costs, and the value of the pigeon – 14s in all.