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ALLEGED PERJURY BY A POLICE…

SAVAGE ASSAULT AT ST. ASAPH.I

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SAVAGE ASSAULT AT ST. ASAPH. At the Rhyl Police Court, on Thursday last, before T. Ll. Murray Browne, Esq., and Dr W. T. Girdlestone, Thomas Evans, labourer, Penrhewl, St. Asaph, was charged with unlawfully assaulting and beating one Robert Roberts, blacksmith, Chester Street, also of St A sapli. Mr Alun Lloyd defended. Prosecutor, who was severely marked on the forehead, said that he, with four others, were at the Bull Inn, St. Asaph, on the night of the 8th inst. They left the inn at about a quarter to 10 o'clock. Outside the house the defendant's brother, Edward Evans, jumped to his (prosecutor's) throat, and choked him. (The witness was told to confine evidence to tl c charge against the prisouer). 1 Prosecutor then stated that the only thing he had against defendant was, that he had kicked him in the forehead, until he became almost insensible. Defendant did so at the instigation of his brother. They were then at the corner of the bridge The defendant was not one of the company at the public house. In answer to Mr Lloyd He was not fond of fighting, and had not fought since he Wt'f? a boy at school. He did defend himself once in a struggle with a man in Montgomeryshire. He did not say that night at the inn, that he could polish the man referrred to in "two-two's," nor did he afterwards say that he could serve defendant's brother in the same way. He had a distinct recollection of defendant's brother trying to choke him, and was quite certain that the defendant had kicked him. He fell in the centre of the road. He had come home for a few days to see his mother, md had not been drinking all that day. He went into the Bull Inn about 8 o'clock, and remained there until a quartor or ten minutes to ten. John Jones, mason, Red Lion, St. Asaph, gave corroborative evidence as to the prosecutor being lugged by defendant's brother. Defendant and his brother both went at the prosecutor while he was on the ground. He saw defendant kick > tkv prosecutor, By Mr Lloyd: A man called Dick Jones, of Rhosydd, was an uncle of his, and he was aware that his uncle had a spleen against the defendant and his brother. He (witness) had been to Amer- ica, and had seen a little of "life." He did not interfere to protect the prosecutor, when he was kicked in the head. He had not come home to fight, and had more respect for himself. William Williams, gardener, Penyclink, St. Asaph, who was one of the company at the Bull Inn, deposed to defendant's brother lugging the prosecutor all the way to the bridge. He did not see defendant doing anything. By Mr Lloyd He did not see defendant kicking. Defendant was standing in the road. This witness also lately had returned frum America. P.C. Wm. Williams, St. Asaph, stated that on the 8th instant, he was on duty at the top of the city. Hearing some noise in the neighbourhood of the bridge, he proceeded thithev, and found defendant and his brother kicking the prosecutor. Defendant's brother jumped to witness's throat, when he tried to separate them. With the assist- ance of another man he separated the men. By the Bench: He noticed the defendant particularly kicking the prosecutor. He was not present at the commencement of the row. If he had not arrived in time to separate the men something very serious would have happened. Mr Alun Lloyd, for the prisoner, admitted that upon the instructions given him only about three minutes before, he could not dispute that an assault hud been committed but he contended that so far as the defendant was concerned in it, the facts had! been greatly exaggerated. Mr Lloyd pointed out the discrepancy in the evidence of Wm. Williams and that of the police constableâone said he did not see defendant doing anything, while the officer stated that he saw defendant kickinc the prosecutor. If the instructions which he = (Mr Lloyd) had received were correct, the defendant had been struck by prosecutor in mistake, as he supposed, for his brother, who was really the guilty party in the aflair. He asked their worships if they believed the witnesses could have stood looking at the prosecutor being kicked for 8 or 1C minutes in the merciless manner described, without interfereing to save his life ? The facts, he considered, were greatly exaggerated. Edward Evans would be brought before their worships, when he was caught; and he was the aggressor. If the defendant had been struck by the prosecutor in mistake for his brother, surely then he was not so very much to be blamed. The defendant really could only be regarded as a supplement to the assault upon Robert Roberts. The prosecutor was home on a visit, and no doubt had been drinking so that very probably it all arose from a drunken brawl, in which prosecutor was not altogether free from blame. After a consulation with the Clerk (Mr Oliver George), during which time the court room was cleared, their Worships fined the defendant X-3, with the costs, amounting to X I. 2s. 3d; in default of payment, one month's hard labour. The defendant was removed in custody.

ST AASPH COUNTY COURT.I

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