August, 1849 - August 1849

Farmer James Anderson, Balintore, was tried for assault on fisherman David Vass, Balintore Park. It would appear that some fishermen were trespassing on Mr. Anderson’s land and after chasing them and confronting them, somehow the rake he was carrying struck Mr. Vass on the head causing serious injury, from which he has now recovered. Mr Anderson pleaded not quilty and was acquitted.