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A PALTRY CASE.
Thomas SIMPSON, farmer, Gilcrux, was charged with having assaulted Robert ASHBRIDGE, of the same place, on the 28th of March. _ Complainants stated that he was going on the highway to do a job for a neighbour, when he met the defendant, who asked him a question, and not getting a satisfactory answer, took him by the neck and tore the collar off his shirt. - The case was dismissed.
A VIOLENT BROTHER-IN-LAW.
John FEARON, of Cockermouth, was charged with having assaulted Thomas MASON, hosier, of Main -street, Cockermouth, on the 30th of March. - Mr. PAISLEY appeared to prosecute. The defendant did not appear, and the case was taken in his absence.
Complainant stated that the defendant was his brother-in-law. There had been some ill feeling between himself and the defendant for some time past through some money which had belonged to his wife's father.
On the day in question the defendant came into complainant's shop and asked to see his sister, who was complainant's wife. Witness said he could not do so as she was ill in bed, and did not want to see him, whereupon defendant got him by the throat, and threatened to choke him, at the same time cutting his head by knocking it against the door, and marked the complainant's eye. He, (complainant) did not wish to press the case, but he wanted the defendant bound over to keep the peace.
The Bench decided to bind the defendant over to keep the peace in his own recognisances of £25.