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  It was reported May 1868 that :-

Mr H.L.Hudson applied to the bench for another police-constable, to be stationed at Harleston, observing there only being one constable there, and he having to leave the town two or three nights in a week for the purpose of meeting other constables, a lot of drunken fellows took advantage of his absence to created disturbances in the town. Superintendent Ward promised to submit the matter to the Chief Constable. Mr Hudson also said it was very desirable that a lock up should be provided for Harleston, the nearest one being at Pulham, five miles off. The magistrates said they would look into the matter.

George Strutt labourer was accused of assaulting Robert West at Redenhall on the 18th April 1868. Defendant did not appear. Complainant said he called at the Yew Tree, Redenhall, with a load of wood. Whilst there someone took away a saw which he left out of doors and on making enquiries about it, defendant took a large stick and knocked him down. Fined £2 and 11s 3d costs or fourteen days hard labour. Defendant further charged by Superintendent Ward with being drunk and riotous at Redenhall, on the same night. Fined £1 and 16s 9d costs.John Strutt was charged with assaulting James West at the same place and time. Pleaded guilty and fined £1 and 9s 3d costs or seven days. Further charged with being drunk and riotous at the same time and place Pleaded guilty ..seven days without the option of a fine . William Barkaway was charged with assaulting John West at the same time and place. Defendant did not appear. Complainant said defendant knocked him down and kicked him when he was down. Fined £2 and 9s 3d costs or two months hard labour. Defendant was further charged with being drunk and riotous Fined £1 and 16s 9d costs.

 Robert Norman labourer of Diss was charged with being drunk and riotous at Redenhall on the same day. Defendant did not appear. James Aggis, landlord of the Yew Tree Inn said he saw Norman strike at a man with a heavy rail and if he had not averted the blow it would most likely have killed him.

Henry Ward was charged with being drunk at the same time and place. Police Constable Barton proved the case. Defendant called James Aggis who surprised Ward by saying he was a drunk as the others. Fined 5s and 9s 6d costs or seven days.


Many thanks to Kate Chenneour for this tale of mayhem. 05.2016