Otago Daily Times

Neigh­bours’ spat in court

- Crime · Society · White-collar Crime · Child Abuse · Sexual Abuse · Incidents · Violence and Abuse

In the Dunedin Po­lice Court yes­ter­day be­fore Mr J.R. Bartholome­w SM, a neigh­bours’ quar­rel was aired when a man pro­ceeded against a woman, who was his neigh­bour, on a charge of as­sault­ing his young daugh­ter. Mr Ir­win ap­peared for the de­fen­dant and pleaded not guilty. He said it was a case in which the de­fen­dant was charged with “clip­ping” the ears of the com­plainant’s girl, be­cause com­plainant’s girl had clipped de­fen­dant’s child’s ears. Coun­sel said it was a triv­ial case, and to save the time of the court, de­fen­dant would plead guilty to a tech­ni­cal as­sault and would un­der­take not to com­mit the of­fence. Com­plainant said he had had trou­ble with the de­fen­dant be­fore. One of the de­fen­dant’s chil­dren had twice bit­ten his (wit­ness’s) child on the arm. De­fen­dant was con­victed and or­dered to come up for sen­tence, if called upon, within 12 months. — ODT, 19.10.1920.

 ??  ?? SS Ice­land, 8491 tons, 490 feet long and Port Napier, 5460 tons, 400 feet long at Vic­to­ria Wharf, Dunedin, on Oc­to­ber 19, 1920. — Otago Wit­ness, 02.11.1920.
SS Ice­land, 8491 tons, 490 feet long and Port Napier, 5460 tons, 400 feet long at Vic­to­ria Wharf, Dunedin, on Oc­to­ber 19, 1920. — Otago Wit­ness, 02.11.1920.

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