On This Day – June 13, 1940

Because her husband was in gaol and she wanted to be with him a woman threw a stone through a £15 window of the City Court Hotel on June 13, according to evidence given in the City Court today. Lorna Fay McLeod. of no fixed address, was charged with wilful damage. John O’Riley, lessee of the hotel said that when the stone came, through the window it showered the bar with broken glass. A moment later the woman accused entered, and said “I broke your window, and I want you to give me in charge.” Detective William Tremewen said that the woman said, “If you don’t lock me up I will do it again.” McLeod was fined £2. in default seven days’ imprisonment, and was ordered to pay £15 damages, in default one month.