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WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND.

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WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND. At the Thames Police-court, Thomas Cockerill, aged 43, described as a labourer, of No. 12, George-street, Salmon's-lane, Limehouse, was charged with being drunk, disorderly, and assaulting Priscilla, his wife. The complainant, an industrious woman, had come into possession of £ 200, a legacy from her mother, who was desirous that a freehold house should be purchased with the money, and that her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren should be provided with a. home from which they could not bo removed. The prisoner determined on spending the money for ,his own gratification, and he had obtained a good deal of it and carried out his selfish views. His wife, however, had managed to persuade him to invest £135 in their joint names. he scon repented of this, and on Friday he got drunk and asked her to sign a document to enable him to withdraw the money. She refused to do this, and he abused her and committed a savage assault upon her. lie threw a stool at her, and struck her repeatedly about the head and face with his fists. A police-constable named Perks, No. 384 K, hearing the screams of the complainant, went into her dwelling, and found her, with her mouth cut and bleeding, and very weak. The prisoner said he had as much right to the money as his wife had. He was about to enter into particulars concerning the bequest of the legacy when Mr. Paget stopped him, and said he had nothing to do with that matter, but only with the offences charged. A very brutal assault had been committed by the prisoner on his wife, and he should sentence him to three months' imprisonment and hard labour. He would advise the complainant to consult a respect-, able solicitor as to the disposal of the money.

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