Foul language in Hoddesdon

Hertfordshire Mercury, 6th November 1915


At Cheshunt Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Joseph Halsey (28), of Burford Street, Hoddesdon, pleaded guilty to using obscene language on October 22nd.

P.c. Watley stated that at 10.5 p.m. he saw the defendant in Burford Street with several other men who were shouting and singing.  When told to go home he used obscene language, a sample of which the witness produced.  The defendant was afterwards taken home by the other men.

The defendant contended that the police did not give him a chance.  There were other men with him, and they were not summoned.

P.c. Watley: ‘But the other men were not using bad language’.

Previous convictions were proved against the defendant, who was fined 5s., or five days imprisonment.

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