"Playing With The Case."
Arrested on a warrant for arrears under an affiliation order, Frank
McDONALD (33), of 60, Yeathouse Road, Frizington, was committed to prison for one
month by the Whitehaven Justices on Monday.
Complainant, Abigail McCOURT, of 57, Yeathouse Road, said defendant paid
nothing since the order was made, and now owed her £7 1s 9d.
McDONALD, who failed to appear last week, told Mr. H. BRAITHWAITE (for
complainant) that he really meant to keep his promise to pay, but the girl's
mother had insulted his sister, and until they learned to be different towards
his family he would be a bit different, too.
Mr. BRATITHWAITE: You have made up your mind you won't pay, is that it?
- No. I'll apply to the Labour Exchange for the child's money this week.
The Chairman (Mr. R. JEFFERSON): You are playing with the case, and we
are not going to have your excuses any longer, on this amount, at any rate.
You will go to prison for a month.