Drunk in Horsham - July 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

No doubt a sight to behold - a police officer pushing a drunk man in a cart through Horsham.

“George Harris, shoemaker, pleaded guilty to being drunk at Horsham on Tuesday.

“P.C. William Lelliott said that at 8.45 p.m. on Tuesday he was on duty in North Parade and saw prisoner fall into the road. Witness assissted him up and he staggered along the road for a few yards.

“Then he stopped and committed a nuisance, staggering all over the road and causing two ladies to jump off their bicycles.

“As prisoner was helpless witness got a truck and pushed him to the Police Station. He had 1s 5d on him.

“In default of paying a fine of 2s 6d prisoner was left off with one day’s imprisonment and thanked the Bench for their leniency.”