Maryport, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly, and having
assaulted Police-constable ATKINSON whilst in the execution of his duty, at half
past ten o’clock on Friday night.
Police-constable ATKINSON deposed that he saw the prisoner in High-street
causing a great disorder, the footpath then being completely blocked up with
people. He went away a short distance when requested to go; but he turned back,
and, advancing to the officer, struck him in the chest with his fist.
The constable got hold of him, when the prisoner struck and kicked, and
behaved very violently. Another man helped the prisoner, and the prisoner got
hold of the witness and hurt him fearfully. Police-constable WILSON came to his
assistance, and the prisoner was locked up. Inspector GRISDALE, in answer to
the chairman, said the prisoner was a labourer, but it was very seldom that he
The prisoner, against whom there were sixteen previous convictions for
various kinds of offences, and who on the previous day was fined for being drunk
and disorderly, was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, with hard labour.