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 - XJJtKS V. TBOOUT AND OTT1EE3. Ia thi action...
XJJtKS V. TBOOUT AND OTT1EE3. Ia thi action Iiarry Marks, a tailor, living at HemI riempstead, and a private in the D Company of the 2nd volunteer Battalion of the Bedfordshire Bcgiment, claimed damagta from Frederick Progley, superintendent ot the Hertfordshire Police, stationed at Hercel llcmpctead, Arthur Cooper, a tergtant, and Thoma Lovelock and George Short, 'priratet in D Company ot th 2nd Volunteer Battalion Bedforuthire Regiment, for assault, wrongful arrest, and false imprisonment The defendant Cooper, Short, and Lovelock in their defence denied the aatsolt and pleaded that at the time of the act complained ottheyane) the plaintiff were subject to military law and tbe plaintiff had been charged with larceny, aa offence punishable under the Army Act, and they kept the plaintiff in custody in the course of their military duty. The defendant Frogley pleaded that in the course of bit doty a a police - officer he took the plaintiff into custody and locked bun np cntil he could be taken oezore a magistrate. Mr. Tassell smeared for the plaintiff : Mr. - Lawson Walton, Q.C., and Mr. Muir were for the defendant Cooper, Lovloek, and Short ; and Mr. Joseph Walton, Q.C., aod lir. Dsnckwerts represented the defendant Frogley. The eimrmatanoe which rare rise to this action were a follow i Early ia August, ltSlC, the: 2nd Volunteer lUtlalion of tha Bedfordshire. Megimatit, brigaded with Ueguiar zorcea, wa unatrgoing Its tranuog at Shorn elille. The camo broke up cn the 8th of Auenst Mark occupied a tent, with several comrade,' and appeared for come reason or other to have made him till unpopular. Early . on the morning of the 8th 'of August aiaras naa ut leave nis tent ter fatigue duty, aal before he left' there wt om dispute about the lot of some articles belonging to the other men. He had packed up hit kit and declined to unpack it. On returning to his tent an hour or two later be found ut content oi His baggage scattered about the tent aod an excited crowd gaumed together outsiae. iio wss men xoia uas certain articles, ttrosoes, a towel, handkerchief. 4o.. had been found in his kit, and he was accused of stealing them, lie wss hooted sud snouted at, aod the adjutant. Captain Foote, en being told what had happened, ordered Marks to go with him, a the Guards were going down to the station aad the camp wat breaking up. When be arrived at tbe ttatiem be wa riven into tha charce1 of the defendant Cooper, who received order to take . him to tlcmeiliempsteaa unaer escort ana were nana blm over to tbe mil eut&oriUet. cooper (elected Short and Lovelock a escort, and took the plaintiff to Ileeuel Betnpetotd and on arriving there - marched him off to tha police, station and gave him into the custody ot Superintendent Frogley. Mark' rill and belt were then taken away from him, but be denied that any charge wat made against him. Superintendent Frogley then locked him up, and he wat kept in the cell from Eatorday to Monday morning, the reason given for this by Frogley being that on the Catorday there was a garden party at liatfleld in honour of Li Bong Chang, and all th local niari strates were attending it. bubscaoenUr be wa brcmcn before the Ilemel Hempstead magistrates and remanded on bail. Ultimately a warrant wat taken out from Hytbe, and the plaintiff waa again arretted and cam - mitted for trial at the Canterbury Quarter Seationt on tbe cnarge ol larceny, wnen ne wat acquitted, inere wa no (uggcttion now that the plaintiff had committed a crime. The plaintiff having given evidence in support of hit case,

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  1. The Times,
  2. 16 Nov 1897, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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