Petty sessions - drunk and disorderly

Hertfordshire Mercury, 11th August 1906


Charles Randall, of Hunsdon, was charged with being drunk and disorderly there. P.C. Saunders stated that about 11.30 on Saturday night he saw the defendant very drunk. Witness told him to go home, but he refused to go. Witness tried to persuade him to go but he would not do so and behaved like a madman, tried to throw witness and bite him, so that he had to call for assistance and have a conveyance to take him to Ware. When defendant was drunk he was in the habit of following witness about and annoying him.

Defendant said the policeman knocked him down, trod on his hand, pulled his cap off, threw it away, and kicked him on the head.

In answer to Supt Duke, defendant said he did not complain to him (the Superintendent) but kept it to tell the Magistrates. Supt Duke said he kept the defendant in custody in account of his character and also on account of it being Bank Holiday on Monday.

The defendant was fined 1s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs, or 7 days hard labour. Thirteen days were allowed for payment.


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