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Resisting the Police.

United Prcs3 Association—By Electric Telegraph. Waihi, May 4 Ac a soqu&". to the riotous behaviour m a Waihi street on Saturday night last six young men, James Graham, Ernest Jenkins, Woodward, O'Brien, Payne, and W. Johns, were charged at the Police Court to-day with wilfully obstructing the police while m the execution of their duty. The evidence for the defence of Graham showed he had assisted to keep the crowd back. The evidence for the prosecution showed that he had wilfully obstructed the police. After lengthy evidence occupying the whole day the bench imposed a "fine of .£lO with costs." Counsel appearing for four of the others on the Court resuming this evening explained that after hearing the expression of opinion of the bench he advised the accused to plead guilty. Each was fined £5. The sixth case, that of William Johns, is being defended.

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Resisting the Police., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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Resisting the Police. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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