Bad words outside a cafe

Hertfordshire Mercury, 30th March 1952


Francis Patrick Croskerry , aged 27, of the Woodlands Hostel , Baldock , was fined £1 at Hitchin Court on Tuesday , when he was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in the Royston Road, Baldock on March 27 .

After he pleaded guilty , P.-Sergt. William Oakley told the Court that at 12.10 a.m. he went to Royston Road , Baldock , and saw Croskerry banging on a petrol pump outside a cafe’ .

He told him to be quiet and go home , but Croskerry , he said made an obscene remark . Two women were nearby , said P.-Sergt. Oakley , but Croskerry continued to made obscene remarks , and said ” I am waiting for my woman ” .

Taken to the Police Station , he persisted in using bad language , and when charged later said , ” I was drunk . “

In court , Croskerry said he was surprised to hear that he was using obscene language , as he was not in the habit of doing so.


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