During Limerick petty sessions, a young man was charged by the police for breaking a street lamp opposite Dr Long’s dispensary. Constable Richardson testified that he saw the defendant walk past Dr Long’s dispensary, only to turn back and throw a stone through the public lamp. The defendant, Kelly, claimed he had recently returned from America and had limited resources. Mr Hickson, while remanding the prisoner, expressed relief that someone had finally been arrested in relation to the ongoing vandalism incidents in Thomas Street, specifically those targeting Dr Long’s dispensary. The defendant was fined 1s and ordered to pay 5s in compensation.
Belfast News-Letter – Saturday 07 December 1901