Po­lice court life

The Scarborough News - - CRIMES OF THE CENTURY -

A DAN­GER TO PUBLICANS At the Bor­ough Po­lice Court be­fore Al­der­man V Fowler and Mr J Sin­field, Charles Cross, labourer, Dumple Street, was charged with be­ing drunk in St Thomas Street on May 8th. Cross pleaded guilty.

The Chief Con­sta­ble said that at 8pm on May 8th PC Tay­lor saw the pris­oner through the bar win­dow on the White Horse Ho­tel, St Thomas Street, very drunk, stand­ing against the counter. The land­lord was or­der­ing him off the premises. PC Tay­lor, who had pre­vi­ously cau­tioned him for try­ing to ob­tain drink at the Cri­te­rion Ho­tel, with the as­sis­tance of PC Found, brought him to the Po­lice Of­fice.

Cross said he had come in from the coun­try, the shops were closed, and be­ing un­able to get any­thing to eat he got a drink of beer. There were 33 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. He was an ha­bit­ual drunk­ard and a dan­ger to the li­censed vict­uallers of the town, who had on sev­eral oc­ca­sions had nar­row es­capes.

Cross was fined 10s, and or­dered to find a surety of £5 to be of good be­hav­iour for six months, in de­fault of which he would have to go to prison for a month. REG­IS­TER­ING ALIENS An­nie Bam­ford, lodg­ing house keeper, 23, Tin­dall Street, was sum­moned for fail­ing to keep a reg­is­ter of all per­sons stay­ing who were aliens. De­fen­dant pleaded that she did not know that she had to fill up a spe­cial form. She got them to sign the or­di­nary reg­is­tra­tion form. She sent the peo­ple to the po­lice as soon as they came to her.

The mag­is­trates im­posed a fine of 5s, and told de­fen­dant to be more care­ful in fu­ture.

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