Newspapers and journals: Obscene language in Shaftesbury

Borough Petty Sessions Obscene expressions.—Sylvester Arnold, of Shaftesbury, was summoned for using obscene language in St James'-street. P.C. Toop said the language was used by the defendant to a man named Gumbleton in claiming to be the 'better man' of the two.—A fine of 1s 6d and costs was imposed.—A similar charge was brought against George Gumbleton, who retaliated with the same sort of language as Arnold used.—A like penalty was inflicted.

Western Gazette
27 Aug 1897

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