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Newspaper extract from Northants Evening Telegraph - Thursday 05 April 1900


Charles Beck (40), labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge that on the 3rd of February, at Burton Latimer, he did unlawfully and maliciously inflict grievous bodily harm upon Francis Louisa Beck with a lighted lamp by throwing the same at her. Mr Grain prosecuted. PC Currin said that the prisoner was very much given to drink, and had been several times charged with drunkenness. In reply to the Chairman, witness said he understood that the man was a good workman, and that his employer was willing to take him back. The Chairman told the prisoner he had been convicted of an offence that migtht have had more serious results and he would be sentenced to nine calendar months' imprisonment, with hard labour. Prior to being removed prisoner leaned over the rails of the dock and shook hands with his wife.

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