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The Chard and Ilminster News and Somerset, Dorset, and Devon Advertiser. Saturday 28 Aug 1886
Page 5 Column 5
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PETTY SESSIONS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). - Before Mr. W. BLAKE (Chairman), Mr. W. SPEKE, jun., Capt. BLAKE, Colonel LANGWORTHY, and Mr. J. W. SHEPHERD.
A BATCH OF “DRINKERS.” - Joseph CHAPMAN, butcher, Ilminster, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Ditton Street, on the 31st July. - Supt. SELFE proved finding the defendant helplessly drunk, and stated that he had just been turned out of the George Hotel for creating a disturbance. - Mr. E. F. PAULL, who appeared for the defendant, said he was very sorry for what had happened. - Fined 10s and 6s costs. The following defendants were similarly charged:- Frederick COOMBS, saddler, Ilminster. - Fined 5s and costs, William STROUD, at South Petherton, on the 17th inst. Mr. H. PAULL appeared for defendant, and the case was dismissed. Mark MALE, James MALE, Charles GREENSLADE, of Barrington. Fined 5s each. Abel TRIBLEY, of Shepton Beauchamp. Fined 10s and 5s costs. William HAWKINS of Yeovil. Fined 10s and 5s costs. William HARRIS, drunk at Ilminster on the 22nd inst. Fined 5s.
USING THREATENING LANGUAGE. - Frank LEE, labourer, of Curry Mallett, was summoned for using threatening language towards Mr. A. WHAITS, farmer, on the 21st inst. - Mr. H. PAULL appeared for complainant and defendant was bound over to keep the peace in one surety of £10.
PUGILISM – James WHITE, ballad singer, of South Petherton, who did not appear, was fined 10s and costs for fighting at the Bell Inn, South Petherton on the 18th inst.
DISMISSED. - A young man named John BEALEY was charged with indecently assaulting Elizabeth BEST, of Shepton Beauchamp. The evidence being very unsatisfactory, the case was dismissed.
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