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SOLDIERS IN TROUBLE. [Peh United Press Association.] WELLINGTON*. January 21. Five, members of the Territorial Force? and three constables participated in a melee in the street last night. Four of the soldiers were charged to-day, three with obstructing a constable, one -with, resisting, and another with inciting to resist and with assaulting a. nonstable. A constable gave evidence that he received a. complaint that two men had been insulting a woman. 'He visited the locality, and found the men sitting on the kerbing. On speaking to them, one man, who was not in custody, attacked witness with his bayonet, but the weapon was taken from him and he was handcuffed. While he was being escorted to the police station two others interfered. The constable w-as struck on the head, and the man got away. Two more constables came on the scene, and the four accused were arrested. All were convicted and handed over to the military authorities to be dealt with. 'Each was ordered to pay os 4d damages to handcuffs and shako.

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A STREET ROW, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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A STREET ROW Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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