The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser, Sat 5 Mar 1881 1
Before the Police Magistrate.
FEBRUARY 25, 1881.
James Reynolds v. James Lockett, assault; no appearance.
Henry McCabe, when charged with being drunk, pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s; if not paid to be imprisoned for 24 hours.
The same prisoner was then charged with indecently exposing his person. To this he also pleaded guilty, and the penalty imposed was £5, or to be imprisoned for three weeks.
Charles Ison was proceeded against by Constable Edmund Hackett, for having permitted goods to be placed on the footway, and for not removing them on being required to do so by the police. Defendant pleaded not guilty, and after evidence had been given by Constable Hackett, the case was adjourned until Monday, March 7.
James Clarke [aka James Clark) having pleaded guilty to being drunk, was fined 20s or to go to gaol for seven days.
The same prisoner was next accused of unlawfully exposing his person, opposite the Somerset Inn. He said he had no recollection of the matter, but Constable [Edmund] Hackett made out so much of a case, as induced the Bench to convict prisoner of being a rogue and vagabond, sentenced him to be imprisoned with hard labour for four months.
Mary Ann Wright, charged with being drunk, pleaded guilty, and was fined 20s or to be imprisoned for 7 days.
John Boyd, was fined 5s, with the usual alternative, for being drunk.
1 The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser, Sat 5 Mar 1881, p. 2. Emphasis added.