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4 Rhoe Men Charged with Attack- ing Police at Goedpoeth. On Tuesday last, at Wrexham County Hall, three men, named James Mathews, Joseph William Roberts, and Edward Edwards, colliers, of Ponkey, Rhos, were charged with having been drunk and dis- orderly and with assaulting Police Con- stable Watkins, while Edwards was fur- her charged with assaulting Police Con- stable Morgan Roberts. Mr J E Maston, who prosecuted for the police, described the case as a disgrace. ful and most cowardly attack upon the police. He said that on the night of Sun- day, December 26, five men, amongst whom were the defendants, were in Coed- poeth. They were staggering drunk, and were using disgraceful language. The two police officers ordered them away, but they refused to go, and there was a t "emendous struggle, in the course of which stones and bottles were thrown at the officers. Two of the men were arrest- ed and one had served a month's imprison- ment, while the other was fined Z5 and costs. PC Watkins was so badly cut, and injured that he was off duty for some weeks. After hearing evidence for the prosecu- tion, Mr W Wynn Evans, who defended, called a large number of witnesses, and after a consultation the Chairman of the Cench announced that the magistrates were equally divided, and that the cases would be adjourned until the next court to enable them to be heard before a larger Bench of magistrates.

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