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Dover Express 28 April 1905 - James Willis

Dover Express 28 April 1905

DOVER POLICE COURT
Tuesday (Before Captain R B Cay, RN and FW Prescott Esq)

ASSAULTING THE POLICE - James Frederick Jaspar, an elderly man was charged with being drunk and assaulting Police Constable Taylor while in the execution of his duty in London Road.
Police Constable Taylor said: Last night while in London Road, about 8.30 o'clock, I was called to the Red Lion, Charlton Green, where I saw the prisoner sitting on the curb on the footway. Seeing that he was drunk, I told him to get up and go home quietly. After a short time he got up and started shouting. I told him to desist, or I should take him into custody. He said he wanted to go to Buckland. I showed him up Beaconsfield Road, and on reaching London Road he started going towards the Market. He then turned round and struck me a violent blow in the face. I closed with him and brought him to the ground. In the struggle he broke the whistle off my chain. With assistant I brought him to the Police Station.
The prisoner said that someone kicked him while in the bar, severely injuring his hand, rendering him practically useless. He did not remember striking the policeman.
James Willis, landlord of the Red Lion, Charlton Green, said that on the previous evening about 8.15 the prisoner, who was drunk, entered the house. Witness did not serve him, not did the prisoner ask for anything to drink. He wanted to play the violin in the bar. He refused to quit the premises when asked, so he had to drag him out. He then sat and remained on the path outside the house. He did not send for the Police, but was the constable arrive. The prisoner struck a man in the bar.
The Magistrates, taking into consideration that the prisoner had injured his hand by being kicked in the bar, fined him 2'6, which was ordered to be paid the following day.


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