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Assault at Goldthorpe

July 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 15 July 1907

Assault at Goldthorpe

At the Doncaster West Riding Police Court on Saturday, before Mr. J. C. Coulman presiding, a Goldthorpe miner named Samuel Bottomley was summoned by Louisa Tremaine, a woman, of the same place, for assault on the 7th July.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Mr Baddiley, who prosecuted, stated that on the previous Sunday it appeared that the defendant had had some dispute with a man named Fowler, which culminated in fight in the yard adjoining ,the homes of the respective parties. Fowler got the worst of it, and ran for protection into the complainant’s home.

Mrs Tremaine had nothing to with the row, but Bottomley followed Fowler into the house, and while inside seized Mrs Tremaine by the throat and assaulted her.

The complainant and Alice Pearce gave evidence in support.

The defendant denied having entered the house at all, or having intentionally struck the complainant. Mrs. Tremaine rushed between them when they were fighting, and probably was struck then.

He was ordered to pay 10s., and the costs,