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Late drinking and permitting drunkenness

Source: Cambrian News 19/12/1869       Date: 1869
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Refusing to admit a Polie-Constable and Permitting Drunkenness.-Arthur Ashley, of the Unicorn Inn, was charged by Sergeant Evans with permitting drunkenness in his house on the night of the 9th instant. Sergeant Evans stated that he was passing the defendant's house on Sunday morning, about one o'clock, and heard a noise in the house as if persons were drinking. Witness knocked at the door but no one came to open it.; he then went to the kitchen window, but the parties in the house -still refused to open the door the sergeant directed a constable to watch the house.-P.C. D. Thomas stated that he was ordered by Serjeant Evans to watch the defendant's house on Sunday morning last, if possible to ascertain what time the men who were drinking in the house left. Witness kept a look-out from one o'clock to two o'clock, at which time three men and one woman came out of the house; two of the men were drunk.-Defendant, whose wife appeared for him, was fined 10s., including costs.
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