SPECIAL CONSTABLE'S METHODS.
PROVOKING BREACH OF THE PEACE.
Wanganui, Nov 13 10.17 a.m.
Farmer ''special" constables are apparently introducing new methods of punishment. "I turned him up and smacked him," said "special" constable James Henry, when giving evidence at Patea against a little man named William Parker, who was ac cused of having attempted to provoke a breach of the peace on the King's wharf on Saturday morning.
Witness stated that he saw Parker hanging about the wharf, and. told him to either go to work or cet off the wharf. Parker became abusive to the special constable. Henry caught and smacked him, after which he banded defendant ovei\to the police.
Other evidence was given tbat Par ker kicked one of the constables.
The defendant, in his evidence, stated tbat be said to the special con stable, "don't you think you are doing wrong here; would it not be better for you to go back to your own place in the country." He denied using obscene language.
Parker was fined £5 or one month's imprisonment. "The month will do me," he said.
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SPECIAL CONSTABLE'S METHODS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913
SPECIAL CONSTABLE'S METHODS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913
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