Thanked police for looking after him
Hertfordshire Mercury, 12th January 1951
” I thank the Police very much for looking after me as they did ” said Herbert John Pateman (34) , labourer , of 181 Ware Road , Hertford , when he was fined 5 shillings at Hertford Magistrates’ Court yesterday for being found drunk and incapable at Old Cross on December 30 .
Special-Sergt. A.E. Major said he saw Pateman on the pavement with a bicycle beside him at 10.45 p.m.
He was singing in a drunken fashion .