Silas Barker, jun., of 4, Blue Coat Yard, pleaded guilty to assaulting his father, on January 22nd. The prosecutor stated that on the day in question the defendant came home about 9 p.m., and as he had had some drink, spoke to him.The defendant afterwards followed him into the street and struck him, and when he went to the police station he struck him again. The defendant had a wife and five children, and he should like to withdraw the case. Supt Duke objected, saying he wanted some protection from the Barker family. The defendant kept the whole place awake, being like a raving maniac all the night that he was locked up. He had since this occasion had complaints about defendant’s brother, who had threatened to put his father’s light out. Prosecutor said he hoped the Bench would be lenient with his son, and said that all he required was to have him bound over. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay 6s.6d. costs, and bound him over to keep the peace for six months.
Son assaults his father
Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd February 1907
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