William George Newton, of Chapel Road, Ware, was summoned for assaulting Elizabeth Newton, his stepmother, on June 24th.
The prosecutrix said that on the day in question the defendant came home drunk, and she told him to mind what he was doing. He replied that unless she was civil he would throw the lamp in the fire, and got up and smacked her face. She had blackened eyes from the his assaults before. Defendant’s father tried to stop him. A policeman was sent for and the defendant abused him. Eventually defendant’s father put him out of the house.
At 10.30p.m. on June 30th the defendant came home again and renewed the disturbance.
The case was adjourned for a week for the attendance of defendant’s father.