This week 60 years ago: Magistrate clamps down on racial disorder
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A Clerkenwell magistrate warned every effort would be made to stop racial disorders spreading to other parts of London.
His comments came as he remanded in custody a printer’s assistant from Holloway who had pleaded guilty to a charge a flick knife, without lawful excuse.
Hagland also pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening behaviour – which he denied – to a 16-year-old van boy.
Pc Peter Knode said a gang of 30 to 40 youths come out of a dance hall at the Boston pub and made their way down Fortess Road.
The juvenile was arrested at the scene after he reportedly made racist remarks.
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The boy said after his arrest: “I came with the boys because they said there was going to be some trouble.”
n Clerkenwell Parochial, in Finsbury, was awarded the Patricia Challenge Cup for having the school garden with the best educational value.
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