LAW & ORDER – Foolhardy freak of drunken man the Redcar
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 02/06/1876
FOOLHARDY FREAK OF A DRUNKEN MAN NEAR REDCAR
A miner named John Wright, residing at New Marske, had a narrow escape on the railway between Redcar and mask, on Saturday evening (27/05). He appears to have got on a spree at Redcar on the evening in question, and had taken the railway as his nearest way home. After proceeding a short distance down the line, he fell to the ground, and lay in a state of helpless intoxication by the side of one of the rails, where he was discovered by Christopher Liddle, of the railway police, about eight o’clock. Prisoner had been observed by the guard and several of the passengers of the eight p.m., train from Saltburn, and as soon as the train entered Redcar Station the police-officer was dispatched down the line to see if the prisoner had sustained a any injury. Not only, however, was he found to have sustained no injury, but he was still lying in an unconscious state. He was removed to the Redcar Police Station, and was released on bail on Sunday morning (28/05).
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea 23/06 1876
NARROW ESCAPE ON THE RAILWAY NEAR REDCAR
On Tuesday (20/06),at the Guisborough Police Court, a man named John Wright was fined 10s, and costs for having been found helplessly drunk on the railway, near Redcar, on Saturday (27/05) evening, It will be remembered that he was found close to the line which the passenger train from Saltburn had just passed, so that he had a narrow escape of being run over.
September 19, 2014 Law & Order