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Thomas Davies Case

John Davies - sworn says - I am a Special Constable
I was on duty at the top of Stow Hill on Monday Morning last
I had directions to stop any suspicious persons I might meet -
with - I mean, to detain anyone - I saw the prisoner at that
time, it was between 4 & 5 o 'Clock in the morning - he was -
just going through the Turnpike Gate on the Road from Newport
to Risca
when I attacked him - I was sitting on a Stone
near the Turnpike Gate and was lighting my pike when the
Prisoner came up from towards the Town - He told me he
was going towards the Cefn I asked him what he was
going to do there - he said he was going for a job of
- I told him I could not let him pass and Mr Rogers
and another Special Constable came up and I delivered the
Prisoner into theire Custody. -
I have known him this 3 0r 4 years and never -
knew any harm of him . ________John Davies



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