‘Dangerous’ motor-cyclist in Horsham - February 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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Not sure how the court case was dismissed against this motor-cycle rider in February 1914.

“Alfred Curtis Shaston, Ripley, pleaded not guilty to a summons for driving a motor to the danger of the public on 20th December, at Horsham.

“Mr Dell prosecuted and Mr Rowand Harker defended. P.C. Monk said defendant drove a motor-cycle at a very fast speed and took no notice of a signal to slow down. He was stopped at the Black Horse corner.

“Being Saturday there were many children about and also a good deal of traffic. James Summerfield, a labourer, also gave evidence.

“The case was dismissed by the Bench without requiring evidence from the defence.