William Childs, of Hertford Heath, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on December 8th and plead not guilty. P.C. Pusey stated that at 10.20 p.m. on December 8th he saw the defendant drunk and behaving in a very disorderly manner just below the Horse and Dray beerhouse at Hertford Heath. He had great difficulty in getting the defendant to go home. Defendant denied he was drunk, and said he shook hands with the policeman and bade him good night. He called his brother, Charles Childs, who said that defendant was at home all the evening until ten minutes to 10 and was perfectly sober. The case was dismissed.