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Ponkey Men Heavily Fined. At the Wrexham County Police Court, on Boxing Day, before Ald. Simon Jones and Jno. Rogers, Esq., a case of assault- ing the police was heard. The accused were Edmund Matthews, South lane, Ponkey and James Mathews, Australia street, Ponkey, and they were charged with being drunk and disorderly, and with having assaulted the police the previous I day, at Nant, Coedpoeth. P.C. Thomas Watkins, whose head was swathed in bandages, said he was on I duty in Nant, Coedpoeth, on Sunday night, at 9-15, when he saw the two pris- oners with other men on the road. They were very drunk, and using bad lahguage. Edmund Mathews struck witness several times with bottle containing beer. Stones were also thrown. Edmund Matthews said, I will kill you, you- The ot- her three men were behind the prisoners and seemed to be handing them the bot- tles (full of beer), and the stones produced (some of which must have weighed 4 and 5lbs. *eachj. The others also threw stones. A number of Nant people also took the part of the police, and the witness ex- pressed his acknowledgements for the timely aid rendered. When the rescuers came, witness, and his companion, were lying in the gutter. The other assailants had not yet been arrested. In answer to Mathews, witness said he did not get the bottles out of the prisoner's pocket. Mathews struck him with the bottles, and threw stones at him. P.C. M. E. Roberts said that he was in company with the last witness, and saw five men drunk and disorderly and using objectionable language. The two prison- ers were amongst them. He saw Edmund Mathews strike P.C. Watkins with a bot- tle. The other prisoner, James, kicked witness on the knee. Both prisoners were mad drunk. Ellis Jones (16) said that he saw the the policemen, and heard P. C. Watkins say to the prisoners, You are drunk The prisoner Edmund Mathews then threw stones at the policemen, and hit P.C. Watkins with a bottle. The Bench fined each defendant 10S and costs for being drunk and disorderly, and ^5 and costs for the assault, a total of ;6'6 19s. each, or in default five weeks im- prisoment.

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