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Publican accused of shooting

Source: Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser 07/09/1899       Date: 1899
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper

Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn. A SERIOUS CHARGE. On Monday, before Vaughan Davies, Esq., :M.P., and Thomas Griffiths, Esq., Evan Evans, Farmers' Arms, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, was charged by Supt. Phillips with shooting one William Morgan Wright, of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, with a revolver, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm at Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn on September 2nd.-P.C. Thomas stated that about 10-30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3, on information received he arrested the prisoner, Evan Evans, and charged him with shooting William Morgan Wright with intent to do grievous bodily harm. On Saturday night, the 2nd inst., he cautioned him in the usual way and he answered, Yes, I did fire, but I had no intention to hurt anyone. I thought I fired high enough over the head of everybody but what I did, I did in self- defence. Some of the young men that were standing in front of the house threw stones through the kitchen window, in at the door, and also struck me on the forehead when upstairs, as you can see by the marks now. If I did wrong there is nothing to do but to suffer for it." (The above was said in Welsh).Supt. Phillips Any marks on him now? -P.C. Thomas: Yes, a small mark on the left side of his forehead..Supt,. Phillips When did you see William Morgan Wright last ? I saw him about 11 a.m. on Sunday morning suffering from a shot wound in the right arm, and he is now under treatment by Dr. Hughes, and he is not in a fit state to attend.-Cross-examined by Mr. Hugh Hughes: I saw one pane of glass broken in the kitchen and one in the bedroom. Only two I've seen, though these were the only two panes of glass that were broken Supt. Phillips: You don't know if there was any other glass broken ? I can't say if there were others. --By the Bench: Did you go into the house ?-Yes.- Did you notice any broken glass? --No; when I called at 10-30 on Sunday morning I did not notice any. -Cross-examined by Mr. Hugh Hughes I noticed some marks on the door which might have been caused by stones. Supt. Philips asked for a remand until next Tuesday week. Mr. Hugh Hughes applied for bail, which was granted in two sureties, that of John Evans, Erwtomau, and William Evans, Cnwchgoch, for £25 each, and the prisoner himself in £50.
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