At the Police Court this morning be* fore Messrs E. Goodbehere and J. C. Thompson, J's P., tbe following cases were heard : — Milo Kew was charged, on the information of W. Ridgway, inspector for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with having worked a horse which had open sores on its shoulders. Mr Trewin appeared for the Society. Accused stated not having usually worked this borse, he was not aware of it having a sore shoulder until he arrived in Feilding ; tbe sore was barely an inch in length. Accused was fined 5s witb costs 16s aud solicitor's fee 10s 6d ; tbe Bench being of the opinion tbat the offence was not wilfully committed, only a nominal penalty was inflicted. Frederick Rogers was charged on the information of A. W Parker, Borough Inspector, with furiously driving, on September 25, a number of horses within the Borough, contrary to tbe Police Offences Act. Mr Prior appeared for tbe prosecution. Evidence was given by W. G. Haybittle, A. W. Parker, and E. H. Fisher. Tbe defendant admitted tbat the horses galloped through the town, but stated they bad broken away from him and be was trying to head them at the time. The defendant was fined 10s with costs 13s and solicitor's fee 10s 6d. In giving judgment the Bench took into consideration tho extenuating circumstances, tbe horses having broken away from control. They pointed out that tbe matter was a serious one, and too much latitude was allowed in Feilding. This being one of tbe first cases of the kind brought here only a small fina was inflicted, but if a similar case was brought before the Bench again a severe penalty would be inflicted. Trevor A. Bagnall was charged witb a similar offence to the previous defendant with whom he was at tbe time of tbe offence. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 10s with costs 7s and solicitor's fee 10s 6d.
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Police Court., Feilding Star, Volume XXII, Issue 83, 5 October 1900
Police Court. Feilding Star, Volume XXII, Issue 83, 5 October 1900
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