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Henry Pcarce, a carpentei, sued Pau Shirley, Sergeant of Police, in the Dunedih Supreme Court yesterday, claiming £300 damages for wrongful arrest," imprisonment, and assult. The statement of claim set forth that plantiff was imprisoned for one hour; that defendant without reasonable cause, assulted him, and arrested him and charged him with a breach of the peace, under which charge he was imprisoned. The defence was : (1) That on the date referred to the plaintiff was publically making certain charges against George Daniels in the Presence of a number of people; (2) that the efendant asked him to come to the police station, and formulate such charges for investigation ; (3) that plaintiff went voluntarily with defendant to the station, and remained there voluntarily for some time, stated the charges to Sergeant O'Neill, and then left the station, and (4) further that no notice in writing of the action or its cause had been given to defendant. After hearing evidence and counsel the jury returned a verdict for the defendant, the q\iestion of costs being reserved.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890