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)