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Quorn Man Drank Methylated Spirits

Loughborough Echo 24th January 1936.

Quorn Shopkeepers Terrified. A man who terrified shopkeepers and villagers at Quorn on Friday last was sent to prison for a month by Mr F M Dunkley and Mr I E Saunders at a special Court at Loughborough on Saturday.

The prisoner, James Ward, an unemployed labourer of no fixed abode, was charged with disorderly conduct, while under the influence of drink.

PC Norman, of Quorn, said he received information that Ward was terrifying shopkeepers. In the man's pocket he found a bottle, half-full of methylated spirits. He arrested him and brought him to Loughborough.

Ward told magistrates that he only resorted to methylated spirits that day because he was so cold. He had never had any before.

Mr Dunkley: You will go to prison for a month and they will get it out of your system for you.

 Submitted on: 2009-06-06
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 13
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