Some history on Dale End in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
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"A party of Birmingham youths engaged three city police officers in a pitched battle in Lower Priory on Saturday night, and in the course
of the affray beer bottles were thrown at the officers and the helmet of one of the constables was damaged. There were eight or nine youths involved in the attack which
followed the arrest of two for being drunk and disorderly, and the majority managed to escape, but the Stipendiary [Lord Ilkeston] found three who appeared
before him yesterday guilty of being drunk and disorderly and of assaulting the officers. Thomas Arthur Harrison, aged 21, of 311, Summerless Road, Birches Green,
Erdington, was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment for the assault, and Edward John Russell, aged 19, of 16 Lodge Road, Birmingham, and Leslie Arnold, aged 23, of
32 Streatham Grove, Kingstanding, were each fined 40s. for the assault. All three were also fined 10s. for being drunk and disorderly and Russell had to pay 5s. for
damaging an officer's helmet. In evidence it was stated that P.C.s Ridley and Tart arrested Arnold and another youth in Dale End for being drunk and disorderly,
and were taking them to Steelhouse Lane police station when in Lower Priory a crowd of youths, about eight or nine in all, started a fight with the officers. The
youths threw full pint beer bottles at the police and Russell struck P.C. Tart on the face and chest and broke the peak of a helmet. Harrison hit P.C. Ridley across
the neck with a bottle which broke. The officers were compelled to release their prisoners and the majority of the youths got away. The third officer, P.C. Evans, who
went to the aid of his colleagues caught Harrison, and was assaulted by Arnold, who struck him in the face. The other two officers then arrested Arnold and Russell."
"Beer Bottles as Weapons"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : January 15th 1935 Page 2