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ALLEGED WOUNDING AT HELSBY.

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ALLEGED WOUNDING AT HELSBY. SERIOUS AFFAIR. On Monday, at Frodsham Court House, before Mr. Alfred Thomas, Joseph Odey, of Crossland- terrace, Helsby, foreman of the instrument de- partment at the British Insulated and Helsby Cable Company's works, was charged with wound- ing, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, Wm. Henry Hyde, of the same terrace, who is em- ployed aa a mechanic at the same works. Clara Hyde, wife of the injured man, stated that her husband left home about 8.30 on Saturday night, and as far as she could see he was not then under the influence of drink. She went on an errand about 9.15, and upon returning to the house about 9.20 found, her husband and Mr. Odey talking together at the garden gate. She asked her husband if he was going in the house, and he replied "Yes, in a minute.' She then heard her husband say, "Well, cornie on, Joe," and he moved towards the road. They were both stand- ing by the gate when she went into the house. The two men did not appear to be quarrelling, nor were they talking loudly. They had lived next door to each other for five years, and been friendly. A minute or two after she had gone into the house she heard loud talking, but could not tell what the words were. She went outside to the two men at the gate, and Mrs. Odey was also there. Mrs. Od-ey got hold of her husband's arm or shoulder, and asked him to go into the house, but Odey did not speak to his wife. Neither of the men was sober. Odey flung his wife off, and witness* husband, who was standing a yard or two away, went towards Odey to get hold of his arm to take him in the house, as she thought. Then Odey made a swinging blow from the hip forward and upwards with his right hand. She could not remember any words being used, as it was all done in a flash.. She did not see anything in Odey's hand when he struck the blow. Her husband said in a tone of surprise, "Oh, he's struck me." Odey, after striking the blow, went into his house, and she and her hus- band went into their own house. Her husband did not strike back at Odey. He seemed hurt at the thought of Odey striking him. Her husband did not complain of anything then, and when he got into the house she asked him to sit down. He said; "No; I'll go and shew Odey what he's done." However, he did sit down, and she then felt a. lump under his clothing where he had re- ceived the blow. She thought it was serious, and sent her daughter for Dr. Briant. Just as her daughter went out at the front door, Mrs. Odey came in at the back and stayed there until the doctor came. When the doctor came Mrs. Odey went out. and shortly afterwards returned with her husband. Witness' husband was then sitting in the amichair, and had been attended to by the doctor. Mrs. Odey said to her husband', "Come and see what you've done." Odey said, "I have not done anything," and after staying a few minutes he went away. Mr. Barlow took her husband to Chester Infir- mary in a. motor the sama night, and left him there. She went with him. Cross-examined: She did not hear either of tho men say anything about debts. The prisoner asked witness whether Mr. Hyde was not as bad as he was, and she replied, "No; he was not so drunk." She added that Odey ap- peared to be stupidly drunk, and much worse in drink than her husband. Dr. Briant said Hyde smelt very strongly of whisky, but he could not tell whether the man was drunk, as at the time he was suffering from ahock. He examined him, and found an incised wound about an inch long in the lower part of the abdomen, on the left side, with about six inches of omentum protruding. He dressed the wound, and ordered his removal to Chester Infir- mary. He examined the clothing, and found a clean cut right through the waistcoat, trousers and shirt. He received a penknife from Sergt. Millington the next day, and found a slight brown stain on the larger blade, which ho scraped off and examined microscopically, and found it was blood, .but he could not, say whether it was human b'ood. Odey was at Hyde's house when he got there, and was stupidly drunk. He asked him What he had done to Hyde, and ho replied, "I've done nothing.' He (the doctor) noticed a streak of blood on Odey's right thumb. He did not ask Odey any more questions, as prisoner was too drunk, and did not seem to realise his posi- tion. The knife (produced) was a likely weapon to cause suoh a wound. Prisoner: Could not the wound have been caused by Hyde falling on the hedge, or on the iron spkee of the gate? Dr. Briant thought the wound was not caused by a fall on the hedge, but it was not impossible for it to be caused by a fall on a spike. If Hyde had fallen on the gate, however, there wouid have been moie than one wound. P.S. Bioese asked the doctor did lie know what height the spikes were, and whether it was pos- sible for such a wound to be caused by a spike 3ft. 6in. from the ground. Dr.. Briant: To get such a wound the fall would have to be on the top of the spike. The magistrate asked the doctor d'd he con- eider Hyde in a dangerous state, and the doctor replied, Yes; decidedly. It will be a fortnight beforo ho is out of danger, and another fortnight before the man can leave the Infirmarv. even, if before the man can leave the Infirmarv. even if he goes on all right." n Acting-Sergt. Joseph Millington. Helsby, stated that on the evening in question he went to Hyde's house, and there saw Hyde and Dr. Br:ant; He then went to Odey's, and saw prisoner very drunk in the kitchen smoking a cigar. He asked him had he got a knife, and Odey gave him the knife produced, which he took from his trousers pocket. It was his general appearance which led him to think the man was drunk. He told Odey that he must consider him- eelt in custody, and Odey replied, "I've done nothing. All right, I'll go with you anywhere." He took prisoner to the railway station to catch tho 11.15 train to Frodsham, and on the way met prisoner's wife, who turned back with them and said, "I've been to your station, sergeant. I'll tell you what the bother was about. My hus- band lent Hyde 2s. last, Boxing Day, and he has asked for it back to-night, and that is the cause of the bot,her." Prisoner heard this statement, but did not say anything. Witnes3 took him to Frodsham Police Station and locked him up. P.S. Breese: Did you measure the height of the spikes on the gate at Hyde's house? Witness replied that he had measured them by his walkingstick, the spikes being 3ft. 6in. from the ground. Ho had charged Odey with the offence tha.t morning, and he replied, "I cannot boheve it." Asked as to whether he thought the spikes on the gate could cause such a wound, wit- ness replied that he did not think so. Prisoner: It depnnds on which side of the gate he goes. The ground slopes a lot. P S. Breese said that waa all the evidence, and on instructions received from the Chief Constable he asked for a remand for throe or four days, prisoner to be kept in custody at Frodsham in case he was wanted to attend at the Infirmary at Chester. Prisoner asked was there any chance of getting out on bail, but was informed there was not. in the present condition of the injured man. He was remanded until Fridav morning. PrifoCner requested that his wife, be tillowe-d to v'sit him while he was in custody. Thetie were no objections. a-ncf the request was granted. Mis. Odey thanked the magistrates for the privilege. Our Helsby corre.spondent says the affair has croalted a profound sensation in the village. PATIENT'S CONDITION. On enquiry at the Infirmary yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon we were informed that the patient was doing as well as can be expected. i

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