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PAINFUL ASSAULT CASE AT BURRY POHT. At the Town-hall. Llanelly, on Friday-bafnre r* Mr R. Maclaran—Francis Davis, Pembrey, was summoned for being drunk and assaulting P.S. Williams whilst in the execution of his c!'11y,- The circumstances were very distressing. Defen- dant's father, an old and respecced inhabitant of Pembrey, lay dying at the time defendant t committed the offence complainvl of.—The sergeant deposed as follows :—Yesterday about half-past six in the evening I saw the defendant at Pembrey village. He was very drunk, cursiug and swearing, and makiug ue of abusive and threatening language. Several peopio were pre- venting him from going into the house, as his father was in a dying state. After a while hll was told his father was dead. Then he culled out that I had killed his father. He got into the house, and some women begged me to go in, »s lie was breaking the window. lIe came out, and told me again I had killed his father. He attempted to hit me, but Lewis, the Red Lion, prevented him. He then made a jump, and struck me in the face till the blood ran freely. Since he wan summoned last he has been doing nothing but drinking and cursing and swenring. I had to put him down, and, with the assistance of Lewis, the Red Lion. I handcuffed him and took him to isiv house. Ho then said he would not walk, aud I had to get a trap to bring him to lock-up.— Remanded in custody until Wednesday.

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