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Ian Curley

Hertfordshire Mercury

Hertfordshire Police Historical Society

This Week In History

Saturday 30th May 1863

Hertfordshire Mercury and Reformer.
HERTFORD BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, May, 28. Present: The Mayor,  J.J. Gripper Esq., J. Hancock, Esq. Daniel Magenis, an Irish hawker, was charged with assaulting Peter Keean at a beerhouse in West Street on the18th inst. The assault arose out of some words addressed by Magenis to Keean and his wife. As it was considered that great provocation had been given the magistrates dismissed the case.

MUCH HADHAM. A serious accident happened to a Mrs. Hills, wife of Frederick Hills, on Friday last. She was engaged in cleaning paint at Lady Palmer’s, when by some means she slipped or fell from the steps on which she was standing, and sustained a severe fracture of the bone of the leg. Medical assistance was speedily obtained, and the fracture reduced. She is now progressing favourably.

BARNET. John Disney, dealer, of London Colney, surrendered to his bail upon charge preferred by one of the officers of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for cruelty to his pony by working it in an unfit state. The defendant expressed his willingness to have the pony killed, and upon this the Bench imposed a fine of one shilling and costs.

BALDOCK. Sudden Death. One day last week, as Mr. Thomas Ebsworth, of Stotfold, near this place, a shopkeeper and collector of taxes, sat reading a letter, and was about to refer to an account-book. A vessel in the region of his heart suddenly burst, and blood gushed from his nose and mouth, covering the letter before him. His wife coming to his assistance he exclaimed, “I have received my death blow,” and expired a few moments afterwards. He had been ailing for several months, and was at the time of the above event, suffering from great debility. He was of middle age, an active man of business, and a useful parishioner.

ROYSTON. Assaulting a Police Constable. Edward Gatwood, of Therfield, was charged with assaulting Police Constable Hopkins on the 21st. inst. at Therfield. The case was heard at Mr. Wortham’s office, before Joseph Beldam and John Phillips. Police Constable Hopkins said that he was sent for by Mrs. Prestland, of Therfield, about 8 o’clock on the previous night, when he found the prisoner in the cottage, and requested him leave, which he refused to do, and made use of very bad language. Prisoner struck and kicked him, and he was so violent that it required the aid another person to take the prisoner to the lock-up. The magistrates said it was a bad case to assault and resist a Police Officer, and sentenced the prisoner to 21 days’ hard labour.

Friday 29th May 1900

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