MELEE IN STREET
WELLINGTON, January 21
Five members of tbe Territorial Force and three constables participated in a melee in the street last night. Four of tbe soldiers were charged at the Court today, three with obstructing a constable in tbe execution o £ his duty, one with resisting the police, and another with inciting others to resist and with assaulting a constable. The constable gave evidenco of having received a complaint that two men had beea insulting'women* He visited the locality, and found the men sitting down, On his speaking to them, one , man, who was not in custody, attacked him with his bayonet, but the bayonet was taken from him, and he was handcuffed While be was being taken to the police station, two others interfered with the constable, who was struck on the head, and the man got away. Two more constables then came on the scene, and the four accused were arrested.
All were convicted and handed over to the military authorities to be dealt with, and each was ordered to pay 3s 4d as his pro< potion of the damage to the handcuffs and sbako.
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UNRULY TERRITORIALS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915
UNRULY TERRITORIALS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915
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