HC Deb 01 April 1914 vol 60 cc1182-3
50. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to a charge of an alleged assault brought against a young girl by the name of Sarah Yaxley, aged seventeen, that was heard at the. Great Yarmouth Court on Monday, 23rd March, who was charged with assaulting three young women whose ages were between twenty-one and twenty-six, and fined 10s., including costs, in each case or seven days' imprisonment with hard labour; if he is aware that Police-constable Bokenham, who gave evidence against the girl, was some time ago admonished by the justices for giving false evidence; if he will order the fines to be returned; and if he will call for a copy of the police-constable's evidence?


I have received a report from the justices with regard to this case, from which it is clear that my hon. Friend has been misinformed as to the police-constable referred to. He has never been admonished by the justices for giving false evidence, and his conduct has been exemplary in all respects. After considering a full report of the evidence, I am sorry I can find no sufficient ground for interference with the sentence.