THE CHARGE OF STABBING

Hampshire Advertiser

William Mintram, a boy, living at 5, King-street, East-street, was brought up, on remand, charged with stabbing George Barton, at the Victory Inn, East-street. - Mr. C. Lamport appeared for the prosecution.- Dr. Palk, surgeon to the police force, deposed that he had examined the complainant, and found a small punctured wound on the upper part of the outside of the left arm, about three inches below the shoulder joint.  It was not in a dangerous part, and was already healed.  It was sufficient to account for the blood on the prosecutor's flannel, and the wound might have been caused by the knife produced.- Mr Lamport said when the case was before the bench on the last occasion the prisoner declared that the complainant attacked him first.  He would now call a witness to rebut that.- James Bucket stated that on Saturday evening he was at the Victory Inn, East-street, and saw the prisoner stab the complainant, who did not interfere with the prisoner before he was stabbed.- Police-constable Dacombe deposed that he wen to the Victory Inn, and found complainant holding the prisoner by both hands, and the former said "This boy has stabbed me in the arm."  Witness took the knife from the prisoner's hand, and it was open.  Prisoner said "It's quite time to take my own mother's part." - Prisoner asserted that the complainant seized him by the throat, and he then stabbed him. - Prisoner was committed for trial at the next assizes.= At first he was inclined to make a statement, but by the advice of Mr. Pegler he reserved his defence until his trial.- Prisoner stood in the dock in a most impudent and defiant manner, and treated the matter as a joke, smiling when he was told that he would be sent to Winchester.

[Note: This may be the same William Mintram that was on the Titanic but it is not definite]

Related Biographies:

William Mintram

Relates to Place:

Southampton, Hampshire, England

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