James Feeley, 20, a silversmith, living at 3, Duke Street, Park, was charged at Sheffield, with stealing two handkerchiefs, the property of Mr. Charles Henry Sharman, draper, of Broad Street, Park. About half-past nine o'clock on Saturday evening some handkerchiefs were stolen from the outside of the prosecutor's shop, and on Miss Campbell, an assistant, being informed of it, she went into the Green Man dramshop, where she saw the prisoner, whom she charged with the theft. He denied it and Miss Campbell, seeing one of the stolen handkerchiefs in his pocket, pulled it out, and made him accompany her out of the dramshop with the intention of going to the prosecutor. As they were on the way to the shop the prisoner struck her in the face and ran away. She ran after him, and as he fell she was enabled to catch him. He then struck her a second time, but she clung to him, and with the assistance of a man, he was given into the custody of Police-constable Cay.—The prisoner was fined 20s., including costs.
Source: The Merthyr Telegraph - 19th March 1880