On This Day ……. 6th May 1901

A remarkable incident came to light in connection with the arrest of a woman ,that was found lying intoxicated, in Mercer street. She complained of sciatica, and remained in the lock-up all night. At the police court on the following morning she still” persisted, that her inability to walk was due to sciatica, but on removal to the gaol hospital she was found to be suffering from a fractured thigh.