LAW & ORDER – Assault on a Redcar Publican

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the sea-Gazette 01/06/1877.


At the Guisborough Petty Sessions, on Tuesday (29/04), Thomas Darnton Guy, painter, Redcar, was charged with assaulting William Weatherill, landlord of the Globe Inn, Redcar, at that place on the 19th ult. Mr. Teale, of Middlesbrough, appeared on behalf of the complainant, and Mr. Jaques, of Darlington, was for the defence. Complainant went on the afternoon of the day named to Mr. Wren’s, corn dealer, in Lord Street, to order some oats, and saw Mr. John Boagey, the foreman. He assisted him to put the loads into the cart, and while there the prisoner came up in a state of intoxication. He was forming about the mouth as though a barber had touched it with a lather brush, and spluttered in complainant’s face. He then asked Weatherill what he meant by telling people that he (defendant) was not able to paint the lifeboat. Witness then asked him to go away, but he refused, and seized hold of his whiskers, pulling a handful out. He also scratched his face, and kicked him. John Boagey, Foreman with Mr. Wren, gave corroborative evidence, and said he saw the defendant sees the complainant by the whiskers and drag him about. Defendant had no right on the premises where the assault took place. John Simpson, earlier at the Red Lion Hotel, Redcar, also spoke to seeing the assault committed. Mr. Jaques, described the case as a trivial one, and said the facts were that complainant took of his court and wanted to fight defendant, and in the struggle that consumed complainant’s face was scratched. Mr. Wren, hay merchant, was called for the defence, and stated that the first Esau of the affair was Guy staggering into the yard followed by Weatherill. After some words complainant pulled off his cord and put up his hand as if to fight, and he next saw them rolling on the ground, defendant having hold of Weatherill by the whiskers. The bench were of opinion that a violent and unprovoked assault had been committed, and fined the 40s. and costs.


Lol Hansom November 22, 2014 Law & Order