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A Fair-day Squabble. ALLEGED ASSAULT AT MAENCLOCHOG. At Narberth County Court last week before Judge Bishop, Evan Pritchard, Tyllosg, Rose- bush. farmer, sued Griffith Phillips, Hafod, Eglwyswrw, farmer, and John Davies, Ddolgam, Eglwyswrw, for £ 15 damages for assault— £ q 10s damages for loss of work caused by the injuries, 10s for medical and travelling expenses, and £5 for pain and suffering. Messrs Stokes and Stokes, Tenby, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr Wm. Evans, Fishguard) defended. The case was tried before a special jury. The plaintiff's evidence was to the effect that on the day of the October Fair in Maenclochog he was assaulted by Phillips and Davies, knock- ed down and beaten with a stick, his lips being cut and a contused wound inflicted on his head. His injuries were so serious that he had to be treated by Dr. Morgan for them. In cross-examination, he admitted that he was able to attend his sister's wedding in Nar- berth the day after the assault. The plaintiff's father, Hugh Pritchard, gave his evidence in English, but warned Mr Bowen that he might fall back on Welsh (laughter). The defence was that the plaintiff first assault- ed Phillips and Davies, and that they only acted in self-defence, the plaintiff being very quarrelsome in beer." (Laughter). It was ad- mitted that Davies struck Pritchard with a cane on his head, but counsel suggested that the con- tused wound on Pritchard's head was caused by his falling against a beer-cask. Mrs Eynon, licensee of the Farmer's Arms, stated that when she remonstrated with the plaintiff about creating a row in her house, he shoved her aside, and Miss Alice Eynon, who now lives in Narberth, said the first blow she saw struck in the house was struck by Pritcnard. Mr Ivor Bowen said it was only a fair day row, caused by Welsh blood and beer (laughter). The plaintiff started the scuffle, and got only what he deserved, but now he wanted money from the defendants so that he could go home and celebrate his victory at Rosebush. Mr Stokes submitted that the assault on the plaintiff was unprovoked, and that a blow in the mouth was no laughing matter. The jury found for the plaintiff assessing damages at 10s with costs.





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