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Excuses for drunkenness, no. 546

At the Newcastle Police-court, on Tuesday morning, Mr. Dix appeared on behalf of Malcolm Lontitt, who was summoned for being drunk on licensed premises – the Albion Inn, Ouseburn – on the 26th April. Mr Dix said he was instructed by the defendant that he (the defendant) was in bad order at the time, he having had his nerves shattered by the nightly shouting of the Salvation Army, and also having lost his domestic servant. A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed.

The York Herald, Saturday 10 May 1884

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