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CITY POLICE COURT.

GREEK GIPSIES IN CHESHIRE.…

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* CHESTER FOOTBALL CLUB.

♦— MARFORD HILL AS A RACING…

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♦ — MARFORD HILL AS A RACING TRACK. Sir,—I think the above subject has fre- quently appeared in local papers. I think the Police Committee should take the matter in hand, and place notice boards at the top of the hill to warn random riders. What are the village officers doing that they cannot catch one scorcher' in twelve months ? It is well known that they are not so fully occupied but they may pay a little attention to this particular spot for the safety of those who contribute towards keeping them. I should think it would be something for them pour passer le temps, and they would be able to relieve the ratepayers by getting a few brought before the magistrates. I do not know, Mr. Editor, whether you frequent this spot much, but if you did, it would astonish you as to the manner some travel down this hill. In every county we see the police taking matters in hand. It cannot be that country officers are too much engaged in other duties. It is all nonsense to say the police cannot catch them. How do Prescot officers manage to do it ? The fact is no attempt is made, neither will there until a few more have been knocked down. Two officers in plain clothes could do it, one stationed a certain distance, and when he sees one coming let him signal the other with his whistle. But it appears cyclists have the free run of this hill, and its popularity as a racing track is now well-known. Perhaps the Police Committee could borrow one of Prescot's smart officers just to put our local police in the way to catch a 'scorcher.' Prescot, it appears, enjoys the privilege and reputation of bringing reckless riders to book, and we know well we have had in this district as smart officers as Prescot, but, alas, they have left and they well deserved the promotion. We have in the district, I think, members of the Joint Police Committee, and I trust this will meet the eye of one of them, but a wag has said nothing will be done until one of them is knocked down.—Yours, &c., PRO BONO PUBLICO. Gresford, August 21st, 1897. [Our correspondent has evidently overlooked the recent High Court decision, which debars policemen from arresting cyclists in the manner he suggests. The Prescot case was brought under a local Police Act.-ED. C.C.J

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