A hot policeman?

Hertfordshire Mercury, 25th April 1914

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At Hatfield Petty Sessions, William Hedger, of Hatfield, pleaded guilty to being drunk in Union Lane, Hatfield.

Police Constable Megaughey said that on the 4th April he had been called by the landlord of the Prince of Wales public house to eject the defendant as he was in the bar; he was drunk and using bad language.

The landlord had asked the defendant to leave the premises, and the defendant had then called him outside.

When he got outside the Prince of Wales, the defendant had used more bad language and had said, “I will fight the best man in Hatfield except the policeman, as he is too hot for me.”

The defendant was fined 10 shillings and 4s 6d costs or, if in default, 14 days.

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