1879 Wanted to fight PC after being removed from Buck’s Head

Drunkenness.

William Finch, described as a labourer, living at Upper Mitcham, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in the London-road, in the parish of Mitcham on the 6th inst. P.-c. 290 W stated that on Saturday evening he removed the prisoner from the Buck’s Head, where he had been creating a disturbance.

After he had got him into the road prisoner took off his coat and wanted to fight him.

Prisoner, who admitted the offence, was fined 5s. and costs 9s.

Source: Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 12 April 1879 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

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