Drunk, with a dog alongside

Hertfordshire Mercury, 4th January 1913


John Stracey, labourer, of Sawbridgeworth, was charged at Harlow on Saturday with being drunk and disorderly on December 27th at Netteswell Cross.

A Constable stated that he saw the defendant rolling about the road, and told him to go home.

Later, he found him again when he said he did not know where he wanted to go, and asked to be locked up.  His dog followed him to the Police Station.

Supt Terry said the dog had been at the police station ever since the arrest, and asked for the expenses of its keep.

The defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 5 shillings, and also ordered to pay 1shilling towards the keep of the dog.


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