John Lyden sentenced to two months in prison


Saturday, July 8 – 1899
At Bolton, on Saturday, John Lyden, the well-known footballer, who has played for Bolton Wanderers, Halliwell, and Chorley was charged with assaulting a young woman named O’Donnell. It was stated that defendant had been practically living a vagrant life, his employer stating that he had worked about 19 hours since March. Lyden denied that he lived as described. He was committed to prison for two months.
(Manchester Courier, 10-07-1899)

** Lyden played a few friendly matches for Liverpool during the 1894/95 season.

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