At Cheshunt Petty Sessions, George Wilson, a carter, of Little Hadham, charged with being asleep when in charge of a wagon, failed to appear.
Acting Sergeant White said that, on the evening of 24th September, he had seen the wagon apparently unattended at Turners Hill and so climbed to the top of the load of straw. He found that Wilson had tied up the reins and had gone to sleep under several sacks. When roused, and when told that he would be charged, Wilson said “Anyone would think it was for a murder”.
A warrant was issued.