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YSTRADGYNLAIS POLICEMAN ASSAULTED.

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YSTRADGYNLAIS POLICE- MAN ASSAULTED. TWO MONTHS' IJfPRISOX MENT. At the Ystradgyniais Police Court on Tuesday (E. H. BentJiall presiding), two meu named Llewellyn Jenkins, Gorof, and Richard Powell, Ystradgyniais, were charged with assaulting Police Constable, Davies, Ystradgyniais, in Glantawe-ro^d 1 on Saturd iy evening. The two men were j arrested in connection with the assault and were liberated on bail. According to the constable's appearance he seemed to have been roughly handled and has been unable to resume duty since. Mr. Jones-Williams proseucted for the police, and Mr. Glyn Morris ,Messrs. Viner Leeder and Morris) defended. Police-constable 55 Davies, Ystradgyn- iais said he had been on duty in the place for about two years in all. La&t Saturday night he was going dow n to- wards the Gough Arms, when he met four men coming up. Two of the men were defendants, and he knew them quite well. The men were using bad language and he told them to go home quietly and to use better language. After he had gone on a few yards Jenkins came after him and asked, "Who has got the most service, me or you ?" With this Jenkins tried to strike him, but w itness stepped aside. On the second occasion Jenkins struck him, with the result that they closed and fell to the ground. During the, struggle Powell ran on and kicked wit- ness on the side. He also struck him on the head, with the result that he (wit- ness) was knocked out for a few seconds. When he regained himself he drew his staff, and he believed he struck Jenkins. Witness went on to say that he was kicked on the right knee, nose and under the eye. He also received blows on the head and right shoulder. Some of his teeth were also smashed. In reply to Mr. Morris witness said he was positive as to the identity of the two defendants because they were well- known to the police. Inspector Williams gave evidence of arresting Jenkins at his home in Gough- buildings. He examined Jenkins and found a freeh abrasion on the left hand. He also discovered blood on the cuff of his shirt. Witness subsequently went in search of Powell, but failed to find him that night or SHnday morning. Powell, however, saw witnesa on Sunday night. Witness picked up a cap, handkerchief, glovea and a con- stable's staff near the place where the scuffle too place. Charles George, 18, College-row, said he was outside the houes about 7.30 on Saturday night, when he heard a row on the road. Witness ran down and there he saw Davies the policeman on the grouna, with the two defendants kicking him quite hard. The policeman wa.s shout- ing for held, and witness tried to help the officer. The men then ran up the road and across the foot bridge. The men did not have any caps on. Sergt. Williams and others also gave evidence. On the advice of Mr. Morris tlte two defendant's pleaded guilty. The magistrates sentenced defendants to two months imprisonment with hard labour. There were previous convictions against defendants, Powell having served 12 months in 1911 f<;r unlawful wounding.

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