At Cheshunt Petty Sessions Frederick Purkiss, of Burford Street, Hoddesdon, butcher, was summoned for using obscene language to the annoyance of Louisa Bourton, at Rye Road, Hoddesdon. Mrs Bourton said that at 10 o’clock on the night of May 27 she was on her way home when the defendant followed her using filthy language. The witness produced for the inspection of the justices a sample of the language alleged to have been used. Pte. Bardell, of the National Reserve, corroborated.
The defendant denied that he used the language complained of. Mrs Bourton owed him a good bit of money, having run up a butcher’s bill with him, and on the evening in question he simply asked her when she was going to reply to his solicitor’s letter which she had received concerning her account.
The Bench dismissed the case.