David Thomas – 1909

Snaring Rabbits – Evening Express

September 18th 1909

David Thomas, farm labourer, Goytrey was summoned at Pontypool today for trespassing in search of game at Goytrey on September 14th.

Mr T Watkins, Pontypool prosecuted on behalf of Mr J c Hanbury.

Ernest Williams, a gamekeeper stated that he found wires set as rabbit snares on Park-y-brain Farm, and after watching them for some time he saw the defendant approach and set them again.

Defendant said he has permission from the occupier of the farm to snare a few rabbits, but this was found to be untrue.

A fine of 10s was imposed.