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Title : Thomas Newham

Description : Name: Thomas Newham Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 2 May 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-71-Thomas Newham The Shields Daily News for 9 May 1905 reports: "At North Shields Police Court to-day, Thomas Newham (48), clerk, 44 Adelaide Street, South Shields, was charged with having obtained, by false pretences, £1 4s, the moneys of Messrs Wawn and Son, fruiterers and potato dealers, South Shields on the 23rd February 1903. Mr T.V. Mabane prosecuted and Mr A. Whitehorn defended. Accused pleaded guilty. Prosecutor said that up to February of 1903 the accused was in his employ as a clerk. He gave him notice but he pleaded to be permitted to remain in his situation. Witness consented, but on the 21st February he discharged him, giving him his wages. Subsequently he ascertained that he had appropriated 24s which he had collected from a customer, and he (witness) had a warrant issued for his arrest. Decective Sergt. Scougal having given evidence as to charging the accused and receiving a confession of guilt, Mr Whitehorn addressed the Bench in mitigation of punishment and suggested that as the prosecutor did not press the charge and the prisoner was deeply sorry, the magistrates might deal with the case under the First Offenders Act and bind him over to come up for judgement if called upon. His sister, whose husband had a little property in the town, was prepared to stand bond for him. She offered to pay Mr Wawn the 24s out of her own pocket shortly after the warrant was issued, but the prosecutor said it was too late, and that the law would have to take its course. The magistrates bound the accused over in £5 and a surety of £5 to come up for judgement if called upon." These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1). (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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