Islington Gazette 60 years ago: Seven men appear in court after GBH attack

IGZ 60 years ago wk13. Picture: Islington Gazette

IGZ 60 years ago wk13. Picture: Islington Gazette - Credit: Archant

Seven men from Finsbury Park and Holloway appeared at North London Court 60 years ago, after allegedly attacking people in the street.

The court heard that 15 to 20 people had been involved in a street brawl in Stoke Newington Road, and that three people were injured.

The accused were a 21-year-old carpenter from Bracey Street, a 22-year-old furniture porter, of Fonthill Road, an 18-year-old accountant, of Highbury Quadrant, a 27-year-old labourer, of George’s Road, a 22-year-old from Magdala Road, an 18-year-old of Ducombe Road and a 23-year bricklayer, of Hornsey Rise.

They appeared on remand charged with possessing offensive weapons, including a lead-lined kosh,a chisel and a knife.

It was also alleged they wounded a man with intent to cause him GBH.


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A police officer told the court he saw three cars pull up beside four youths. He said about 15 to 20 men got out of the car and attacked the youths before fleeing.

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