20 January, 1933:

A "mean trick"

The risks that bakers constantly face were demonstrated at the Feltham Police Court on Friday. A baker had obliged a woman defendant by supplying her with a Christmas pudding. On the day following Boxing Day, the woman called upon the baker and complained that a stone from her pudding got into her throat, causing pain, and that her husband called in the family doctor, who recovered the stone by means of forceps. Certain suggestions were made that the baker should compensate the woman and, ultimately, the baker paid £2. In point of fact, a doctor never visited the house in connection with the matter. "A very mean trick to play on a tradesman," said the chairman, with which remark our readers will find themselves in cordial agreement. The man and his wife were bound over for six months and ordered to pay costs.