Exceedingly disorderly

Hertfordshire Mercury, 3rd June 1916


At Ware Police Court, on the Monday morning, Frederick Tracey Biddle of Percival Street, Clerkenwell, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Stanstead Abbotts on the Sunday night.

George Hilldrup, a Special Constable, gave evidence of the defendant having been drunk and very disorderly, having had his coat off and being in a fighting attitude, and with a crowd around him.  PC Field corroborated this evidence, adding that the defendant had used “most disgusting language”. The Special Constable, with assistance, had taken the defendant to the lock-up, and it was there that he had continued using exceedingly bad language. The defendant pleaded guilty.

The Bench fined him 23s 6d or, in default, 14 days in custody.  The defendant chose to pay.

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