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1885, William Johnston - Unfit For Publication

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 8 Jan 1885 1

POLICE.
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    At the REDFERN POLICE COURT, before Mr Clarke, SM.

    Emily Pinchin, 23, was brought up for protection. She was of weak intellect, and was found at 3 am on the Eveleigh platform. It was afterwards ascertained that she had escaped from the Prince Alfred Hospital, and the Bench ordered her to be handed over to the officials of that institution.

    William Johnson, [aka Johnston] 25, a cabman, arrested by Constable Lees on the Botany-road, shortly after midnight on Friday, the 2nd instant, and charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence on his horse, was also committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail was allowed—prisoner in £80, and two sureties in £40 each.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 Feb 1885 2

LAW REPORT.

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge Forbes.)

    Mr CA Irving prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

    The following are the cases down for trial to-day (Thursday):–

    William Johnson, attempt at crime;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 6 Feb 1885 3

LAW REPORT.

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge Forbes.)

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME.

    William Johnson, a cabman, was acquitted upon a charge of having attempted to commit a crime.

 


1   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 8 Jan 188, p. 5. Emphasis added.

2   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 Feb 188, p. 6.

3   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 6 Feb 188, p. 4.