AT the London County Sessions Edward Smith, thirty, carman, was indicted for maliciously wounding Alfred Knifton. The prosecutor is manager to a Mr. Caine, contractor, of Raglan Wharf, Hertford-road, Kingsland-road, and the prisoner was a carman in the same employ. On the 13th ult. the prisoner was ordered to shoot some rubbish at Clapton, but in consequence of what prosecutor heard he followed him to a shoot in the Green-lanes. The prosecutor told him he had no business there, and the prisoner replied, “If you follow me I will job your eye out.” He then thrust the butt end of a whip into the prosecutor’s eye. Blood flowed freely, and he was almost blinded by the force of the blow. Prisoner then attempted to strike the prosecutor with a gaspipe, and also threw a brick at him. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to ten months’ hard labour.

The Illustrated Police News, England
3 August 1889