Drunk, dumped and thumped - by her husband

Hertfordshire Mercury, 3rd October 1914


At Hertford Borough Sessions, Maud Hill, of St John Street, was charged with being drunk on 22nd September.  She pleaded guilty.

Police Constable Pitcher said that he had found the defendant in Water Lane, drunk and very wet.  She had just been pulled out of the river by her husband.

Superintendent Pear said that the woman had been in a deplorable state when she had been brought to the police station.  She had had to be stripped and wrapped in hot blankets, and taken care of for the night.  Her husband was in the army and had been home on furlough for a few days, and they had been drinking together.

The defendant said “Yes, and I paid dearly for it.  This is what I got as soon as I went indoors”, pointing to a black eye.

A fine of 5 shillings was imposed.

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