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A MIDNIGHT SCENE AT BRIDGEND.

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A MIDNIGHT SCENE AT BRIDGEND. At the Bridgend Police Court on Satnrday-before Messrs R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), J. 1. D. Nicholl, Wm Howells, and Wm Llewellyn-John Richards, labourer, Bridgend, was charged with assaulting Alice, wife of Wm Edmunds, Nolton- street. It appeared from complainant's evidence that on Saturday night between 11 and 12 complainant was sending her mother home, when defendant's wife wanted to fight with her. Then John Richards spoke to complainant and < knocked her teeth down her throat,' and afterwards knocked her down. When down she had a kick on her side. Her mouth bled, and she became unconscious on the ground. Annie Jones, sister-in-law of the complainant, bore out her evidence. She did not, however see her fall. In reply to the magistratss, witness could not say whether defendant was drunk or sober Inspector Row said he was by the spot nanud on Saturday night. The place was in a ferment. Mrs Fletcher came out of her house and began to shout and threaten. Richards came back. Then Alice Edmunds made use of shameful language. Witness quieted them for a time, and then Alice came out and repeated her shameful language. John appeared more sober than the rest. All appeared muddled with drink, but they were not drunk. Police-Sergeant Lewis, who was in company with Inspector Row, said when complainant came to the Police-station she appeared to have been drinking heavily. Her lips were swollen and bleeding and she appeared to have been roughly handled"' She complained of a tooth having been knocked out. Witness saw no vacancy. For the defence, defendant alleged that he SJWA^ Mrs Richards throw Walter's wife down. Tie there was a row, and Alice made use of very bad language. He saw Walter take Alice from his wife He didn't see any bleeding. Cross-examined by Complainant: You challenged all the rest of them to fight. 0 The charge against John Richards was dis- missed.

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