'QUARRY BANK. A REGULAR NUISANCE.—At a special court at Brierley on Thursday—before Mssrs. H. D'Arcy, Ellis and W. Fullwood— Edward Powell (73). of no fixed abode. was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Quarry Rank the previous day. Prisoner pleaded guilty.—P C. Beech stated that be found prisoner lying on the footpath opposite Victoria Road. Quarry Bank. helplessly drunk. A crowd of people had gathered round him, and he was using had language. Witness locked him up. Prisoner said he was an old Staffordshire soldier, and he had served in the Zulu War and in the Soudan. If the Bench would let him off this time he would go back to India and never come back to this country. Superintendent Willis said the prisoner had beer in custody on three occasions recently, and had become a regular nuisance. Witness had once paid his fare to Dudley to enable him to go to the workhouse, but he did not go—Mr. Ellis, "Why don't you keep the drink out of you?—Prisoner: "It's a family complaint. (laughter.)—Prisoner asked for one more chance? Mr Ellis: You can have no more chances; you are best locked up. You must go to gaol for one month.'
Dudley Chronicle - Thursday 10 April 1924
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