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County Express
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BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


No. 149.] SATURDAY, 6th., NOVEMBER, 1869 [ PRICE ONE PENNY

Local and District Petty Sessions

STOURBRIDGE.—MONDAY.
(Before W. C. Firmstone and J. Holcroft, Esqs.)

RIDING WITHOUT A TICKET.—A man named John Johnson, a hawker, was charged with having on Saturday night, travelled in the train from Worcester to Stourbridge without a ticket.—Evidence was given to the effect that the prisoner was seen by one of the officials at the station here to leave the train. His ticket was demanded, but he could not produce one. A police-officer was accordingly sent for and Johnson was given into his custody.—Prisoner did not deny the facts as stated; but … that he had come from Banbury to Worcester, and having got too much to drink he was not aware that he had got into the train at Worcester.—In answer to the Bench, it was stated that he had evidently had drink when taken into custody, but did not by any means seem to be in such a condition as not to know what he was doing.—He was fined 10s. and costs, in default 14 days. He went to prison.