Disturbance at Walkern

Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd October 1915


At Stevenage Petty Sessions on Thursday Frederick Norman (48), labourer, of Parker’s Green, Ardley, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Walkern on September 18th.

The defendant pleaded guilty and expressed his sorrow.

PC Spencer stated that on Saturday about 5.40 p.m., he saw a large crowd in High Street, and on going there he found the defendant in the company of his wife and two other men.  Frederick Norman was drunk and using filthy language. He refused to go home, and acted like a madman.

PC Spencer was compelled to take him into custody.  At the Police Station he hammered the cell door with his feet, head, and fists.  Mr Andrews informed the Bench that the defendant had been placed on probation at Buntingford a year ago, and since then he had made a genuine effort to reform.  He had worked well and there had been a great improvement in himself and his home.  The defendant was ordered to pay 10 shillings towards the costs and was placed on probation for 12 months.

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