At Ware Petty Sessions, Joseph Halsey, labourer, of Hoddesdon, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on August 2nd.
Inspector Moles said he saw the prisoner near Rye House; he was drunk and bleeding from the cheek. He was very excited, and later on he agreed to go home with the witness. When he got a little way he became very violent and used bad language.
Owing to the attitude of the crowd, it was necessary to get a conveyance to bring him to Ware Police Station.
The defendant said he had not had any drink for two years and he had met a man against whom he had an old standing grievance and they quarrelled.
Superintendent Handley said there were twelve previous convictions against the defendant, who was fined 15 shillings.