Police Inspector tells Court of 'Violent Struggle'


Hertfordshire Mercury, 28th September 1951

” A violent struggle ” between Police Officers and a Polish Man , in  Amwell End , Ware , last Saturday night , was described by Inspector R. Palmer to Ware Magistrates on Tuesday .

Through an interpreter , Hryhorij Lumowenko (30)  , of Dovecroft Nursery , Nazeing , admitted being drunk and disorderly , He was fined £1 , and ordered to pay 10 shillings costs .

Inspector R. Palmer said that at 10.45 p.m. he was with P.c. Shaw near Ware Drill Hall , where there was a dance . Two men were being refused admission owing to their drunk condition , and defendant was shouting .

He asked Lumowenko to leave but he refused and said ” I fight.”

” I ejected him into the street ” said the Inspector , ” and gave him further opportunities of going away . He became very violent , and it was then that I arrested him , and there was a violent struggle for 10 minutes “

During the struggle he continued to shout ” I fight ” , and ” Hitler wanted here , I am for Stalin . ” When I released him on bail next morning he said ” I no remember . Plenty of drink . “



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