LEEDS TIMES - SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1872 - 'ROW AT TEA PARTY'
JUNCTION INN, WATERGATE, METHLEY
On Monday, at the Wakefield Court House, Robert Ward, collier; James Hussen, collier; and Fanny, his wife, were charged with violently assaulting Police constable Wright, as the latter was in the execution of his duty.
The defendants and two men not in custody were at a tea meeting at the Junction Inn, Methley, on the evening of the 5th November, and James Hussen and the landlord’s son had had a quarrel. The police officer was called in to quell the disturbance, but he was assaulted by the whole of the defendants. Wright thereby sustained a large wound at the back of his head, and appeared to be in a very weak state.
James Hussen was fined £2, in default of one months imprisonment; Robert Ward, £1, or fourteen days’ imprisonment; and the female prisoner 10s., or seven days’ imprisonment: the expenses being £2 17s. 6d.
The first issue of the weekly Leeds Times left the presses on 7th March 1833 and was published at the office in Briggate, Leeds. It was a radical paper aimed predominantly at the middle classes. Initially owned by four business men, Frederick Hobson quickly became sole proprietor. Initially the Leeds Times had a very healthy circulation, but it suffered a downturn with the introduction of the Chartist Northern Star in 1837.
Last issue: 30 March 1901