Two months for biting off dad’s nose

Frightful outrage

The Chester Chronicle March 30 1850

On Friday last week a ruffian named Kelly was placed at the bar of the Liverpool Police Court on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. He had, with the greatest difficulty, been taken to Hotham Street Bridewell, and there his behaviour became perfectly furious. His father came into the bridewell to look after him but on seeing him Kelly burst from the grasp of three officers, rushed at him and bit off his father’s nose. He was sent to gaol for two months in default of paying a £5 fine.

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