County Magistracy, Monday, Before R. Durant, Esq., in the chair, R. H. Watson, and A. Champernowne, Esqrs.
John Hall, Edward Smith, Henry Smith, and Caroline Penfold, hawkers, were summoned by Moses Small, hawker, with assaulting him on the first day of Totnes races. Mr. F. Kellock appeared for Small, and Mr. Baker defended. Cross summonses were taken out against Small by Caroline Penfold and John Hall for assaulting them at the same time and place.
The cases were partly heard on the previous Monday, and after some additional evidence had been taken, the Bench dismissed Hall and the two Smiths, but sentenced Moses Small to one month's imprisonment and Caroline Penfold to one week's imprisonment.
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Western Times - Thursday, 15th September 1870
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