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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 5 December 1917

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Birmingham Mail

Wednesday 5 December 1917

BIRMINGHAM WOUNDING CHARGE

SEQUEL TO A FACTORY DISPUTE

Guronowy Owen Jones (27), 109, College Road, Saltley, was again before the Birmingham Stipendiary (Lord Ilkeston), today, charged with wounding Edwin Fox (32), 294, Upper Tiverton Road, Bournebrook.

The two men, it appeared, worked at the same place in Gas Street, and on Nov. 21 a dispute arose, and they decided to settle the matter outside. They met in Holliday Street about 8.15 p.m., and it is alleged that Jones stabbed Fox in the left side with a pocket knife. The wound necessitated Fox’s detention in the Queen’s Hospital for eight days.

When arrested by Detective-inspector Sparkes, Jones said. “The knife I hit him with is in my pocket.” On the way to the station he said: “We have both got bad tempers, but I think his is worse than mine. He came and interfered with me at my work.”

Accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial at the present Assizes.

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