LAW & ORDER – Assault on a Redcar Policeman

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 05/10/1877.


            At the Guisborough Petty Sessions, on Tuesday (02/10), Henry Shilton was charged with being drunk and riotous, and also with assaulting P C. Clarke, whilst in the execution of his duty at Warren the, on the 22nd ult. The officer stated that he was on duty at Warrenby, when he saw the defendant, who was very drunk and riotous, and requested him to go home; he refused, and as he was taking him to the police station he struck him on the face and knocked him down, besides kicking him and biting him severely on the finger. Defendant pleaded that he was so drunk that he did not know what he was doing. Adml Chaloner said if he did not know what he was doing. He ought not to be at large stop it was a more serious offence, and one that made him liable to a penalty of £20, but they would only find him £5 and costs.


Lol Hansom November 4, 2013 Law & Order