23rd July 1889
A BLACK EYE FOR SNORING.
At the Thames police-court yesterday, John Stevens, 50, was charged with assaulting Francis Wilson, 50, an inmate of the Poplar Workhouse. The Prosecutor stated that on Saturday night he was in bed asleep, and was awoke by feeling prisoner’s fist in his face. Stevens again stuck him a violent blow in the eye, blackening it.
Mr Saunders: What have you to say ?
The Prisoner: Well, he kept snoring and wouldn’t leave off. So I just gave him a tap.
Mr Saunders sentenced him to seven days’ hard labour.