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BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Monday last, at the Town Hall, before Geo. Cansick, Esq., Mayor, and John Williams, Esq. Thomas Strong was summoned by P.C. Williams, charged with being drunk and riotous, on Friday evening last, in the Struet. Defendant denied being riotous, but that he had had a drop of beer, ) and when he was going home, a dog belonging to a man of the name of Hughes, who lived in the Struet, caught him by the leg, and he had a few words with Mrs. Hughes. P.C. Williams deposed, that on Friday evening last, he was on the Struet bridge, when he saw strong, who .was very drunk, creating a great dis- turbance.—Fined 10s. including costs, allowed a month to pay. George Jones was summoned, charged with assault and battery. Mr. Games appeared for the defendant and asked their worships to adjourn the enquiry for a week, that they had not had time to summon the witnesses.—Adjourned accordingly. Thom,as Harris, river watcher, was summoned by William Prosser, miller, charged with wilful damage, by maliciously breaking his window. Mr. T. B. Bishop appeared for the defendant. William Prosser deposed that on Saturday last, the defendant came to his house, and asked for the servant girl, who was in the mill with the babv in her arms Harris got pulling her about, and after- wards struck his fist through the window he had cautioned the defendant not to enter upon his premises. Margaret Williams, servant girl with complainant, deposed that the defendant came to the mill to see her on Saturday last, he was drunk, she told him to go away that he was not allowed to come there, he then struck his fist through the window. David Prosser, son of prosecutor, deposed that the defendant came to the mill on Saturday last, he got pulling the servant girl about in the mill, she was screaming with the baby in her arms, de- fendant told him to go up stairs, and used bad language to him; the defendant struck his fist purposely through the window. Mr. Bishop stated that the defendant was in the habit of keeping company with the servant girl, and the defendant had borrowed sixpence of her on a previous occasion and on Saturday last he was passing that way in company with another person, whom he should call as witness, and turned to Margaret Williams, to pay her the money back, when they had a bit of a scuffle, as boys and girls do, in the course of which the window got broken. Roger Davies was called to prove this statement, but their worships considered the charge fully proved, fined the defendant in the amount of the damage done and 14s. costs.




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