Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Wednesday 01 June 1927
Assault in Court
Irate Wife’s Attack Her Husband.
There was lively scene in the Doncaster West Riding Police Court yesterday.
The magistrates had alter long hearing, granted an application by John Henrv White, miner, of Goldthorpe, that a maintenance order made against him in respect of his wife, Anna White, of Goldthorpe, a Belgian refugee at the time of the War, should the discharged.
The wife, evidently much upset at the decision, rushed at her husband as they were leaving the Court. Screaming in a frenzy she seized him by the hair of his head, and hung with both hands. Several policemen rushed to the rescue, and it required their united efforts to get the woman off. .
The magistrates directed that she should brought before them and charged with assault. This was done after she had recovered from a swoon.
The Bench bound her over the sum of to appear on Saturday next, before them on the assault charge, and directed that husband and wife should not be allowed to leave the Court at the same time.