Having a little drink

Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd January 1915

Transcript

Louisa Moulding, of Haydon’s Court, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Green Street on December 22.

She pleaded guilty to ‘having a little’.  P.C. Picher said that on the date in question about 9 p.m., in consequence of complaints, he went to Green Street in company with P.C. Archer, where he found the defendant lying down by the side of the river, very drunk, and using bad language.  Complaints had also been received that she had broken some windows and had threatened a man with a chopper.  He took her into custody and she was detained for the night.  Defendant said she had been knocked down by a man.  P.S. Hadder gave corroborative evidence as to the defendant’s condition.  Mr Hudson Dixon, the Probation Officer, said the defendant had behaved well during previous terms of probation and the Bench bound her over for twelve months.

Defendant said ‘Thank you very much and I wish you a Merry Christmas, gentlemen’.

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