ON THIS DAY……21st May 1921

When Frederick William Lohse appeared at the City Court on a charge of having murdered George Day at Newport on this day in 1921. Sub-Inspector Kane asked that in view of the verdict of misadventure, returned by the Coroner at the Inquest on the body of Day, the charge be withdrawn. The Bench granted the request. Day as the victim of a practical joke at Newport workshops when compressed air was forced into his body by means of a high tension power drill.