Such Obscenity!

Hertfordshire Mercury, 26th August 1916


At Buntingford Petty Sessions, Lilian Gray, a married woman of Aspenden, did not appear at the hearing to answer a charge of using obscene language on 3rd August.

P.C.Mapley said that when he had served the summons on the defendant, she had said that she would not pay any fine but would go to prison instead.  The constable said that he had been on duty in Aspenden village on 3rd August at 10pm when he had heard the defendant in her house quarrelling with her husband and using very filthy language.  He had knocked at the door and had told her to use better language.  She had then gone upstairs, put her head out of the window, and had continued for some time using very bad language.  The woman went on for about an hour, and the neighbours were very tired of the whole thing, it being a nightly occurrence!  P.C.Bannister corroborated.

The Bench fined the defendant 10 shillings or, in default, 7 days imprisonment.

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