Drunk and disorderly

Hertfordshire Mercury, 25th December 1915


At Ware Petty Sessions on Tuesday, Percy Roberson (21), of 63 Star Street, Ware, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Ware on December 11.  P.C. Harwood said that on the evening in question he was on duty at the Town Hall, where men were being attested.  The defendant came up very drunk, and wanted to force his way into the hall and the witness had to use force to keep him back.  The defendant struck at him, and they both fell to the ground.  The defendant said he had met two friends from the Front, and he had a drop of whisky and it overcame him.  Mr Rogers said that if it had not been for the good services of Supt Handley and the Constables on the evening named there would have been a very serious disturbance.  The defendant was fined 4shillings, the Chairman saying that the fine would have been heavier but for the fact that he had been attested.

George Greenhill (36), of 9 Cherry Tree Yard, Ware, pleaded guilty to a similar offence in Amwell End on December 13.  P.C. Edwards said that at 10.10 p.m. on the date named he heard singing and shouting in the direction of the Toll Bridge.  He saw the defendant and others there, and requested them to stop.  The other men did so, but the defendant refused, used abusive language, and threatened to throw the witness over the Toll Bridge into the river.  The defendant was drunk, and was taken home by one of the other men.  A fine of 15 shillings was imposed.

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