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Jerome Guerrini

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Name: Jerome Guerrini Arrested for: Murder Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 22 July 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-53-Jerome Guerrini The Morpeth Herald for 26 November 1904 reported that: "At the Assizes on Saturday, before Mr Justice Darling, Jerome Guerrini, alias Joseph Brunetti (27), fireman and a French subject, was charged with the wilful murder of Patrick Gillighan on July 4th in the Borough of Tynemouth ... Mr Hans Hamilton, in opening the case for the prosecution, said prisoner for the last four years has been a seafaring man. He was a Frenchman by birth, having been born in Corsica, although his name appeared more like an Italian one. Patrick Gillighan was a labourer and resided in Clive Street, North Shields. It appeared that on July 2nd prisoner came with a ship into the Tyne and took up his lodgings at 82 Clive Street. The deceased man lived almost directly opposite, with two brothers of the name of Davis. About 11 o'clock of the night of July 4th a noise was heard at the back of No. 10 Clive Street. One of the brothers Davis went out and saw the deceased, the prisoner and a friend of the latter named Petro Arteche. He heard the deceased man tell the prisoner and his companion to shift, as it was no place for them to commit a nuisance. Davis would tell then that he saw the prisoner strike the deceased in the chest. Davis told the deceased to come into the house which he did. Gillighan sat down to supper and just at that moment a noise was heard at the shop door in the front street. Wm Davis opened the door, but saw no one. The deceased also appeared to have come to the door, spoken to someone in the street, and proceeded immediately down an adjoining passage. While he was going down a noise was heard at the back door. Davis followed him down the passage and saw him with head of prisoner's friend, Arteche under his right arm, and was striking him. The deceased also struck at the prisoner on the right side of the head, causing it to bleed. Then it appeared that the prisoner retired a few yards, rushed at the deceased and struck him on the left side. Davis saw no knife but a few seconds afterwards he was attacked by prisoner. Davis avoided a blow and when the prisoner raised his hand he saw he had a knife. Deceased staggered forward and fell. Davis went to help him up the passage and while he was going Gillighan said 'Willie, I am stabbed'." Gillighan died shortly afterwards of internal bleeding. During the trial Guerrini's solicitor, Mr Mitchell-Innes asked the jury to find a verdict of manslaughter, emphasising that he was not the aggressor and only used his knife in the heat of the moment. He pointed to Gillinghan's conviction four years earlier for a serious assault on another man with a bottle and a knife. Caroline Evans, a married woman living in Clive Street, also testified that she saw Gillighan "seize the prisoner and drag him across the back lane". She heard the prisoner say "I am not making a noise, I don't want to fight". The Morpeth Herald reports that "Judge Darling, in his summing up, said that if there was anything that distinguished a Corsican from the native of any other country, it was the hotness of his blood and the constant use of the knife. He thought the jury should observe this fact in the case. The jury found prisoner guilty of manslaughter and he was sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude". 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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William Townsley, labourer, arrested for stealing jewellery

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Name: William Townsley Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: not given Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-81-William Townsley This image of Townsley seems to have been supplied by the Gateshead Constabulary to the police at North Shields. An image of his accomplice, Luke Swailes is available here www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/27190318155/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 29 September 1906 reports: ?THEFT OF JEWELLERY AT NORTH SHIELDS. TWO MEN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. This morning at the North Shields Police Court, before Captain J. Sanderson and Mr G.H. Stansfield, Luke Swailes (60), general dealer and Wm. Townsley, a young man, both of Gateshead, were charged with stealing, on the 27th of November 1905, from Welbury House, Preston Park, three bracelets, a neck chain, locket, ring and brooch, value £20, the property of Ethel Annie Freeth. Swailes was further charged with receiving from Wm. Townsley a gold expansion bracelet and watch value £6, the property of Alfred John Freeth, well knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr G W Chapman represented Swailes. Ethel Annie Freeth said that on Sunday, November 26th, she left her watch and bracelet in a drawer in the bedroom, together with the other articles mentioned in the charge. On the afternoon of the next day she missed them and gave information to the police. Elizabeth Irvin, dressmaker, 84 Grey Street, said that in November last she was employed at the Elms, Preston Park, which was next door to Freeth?s house. On the afternoon of the 27th, she saw a man prowling about in front of the sitting room window and took good notice of him. On January 30th, she identified him among six men at Gateshead Police Station and now identified him as the prisoner Townsley. Edward Surtees Chisholm, manager of the New Gateshead Inn, North Street, Gateshead, stated that he had known the prisoner Swailes for several years. He was a respectable general dealer. He came to witness?s house one Tuesday in November or December and offered him the watch bracelet for £2. The witness bought it for that sum which he thought was a fair price. Detective Radcliffe said he was present at the Gateshead Police Station when Miss Irvin identified Townsley. The prisoner said ?I can soon get out of that, I was in hospital at the time.? On Friday 21st, he arrested Swailes on a warrant. When witness read the warrant over to him he said, ?He (Townsley) must be a scoundrel. This is some more he has put on to me.? Later he said, ?I have only to say that Townsley is a thorough scoundrel. I am as innocent as a child unborn.? Witness showed him the watch bracelet and told him that that was what he was charged with receiving. He replied, ?I have never seen it before.? In the cell he said, ?I think the best thing in a case of this kind is to plead guilty. Chisholm knew as well as I did that I got it from Townsley. He asked me if it was straight and I told him he would not get it for £2 if it had been.? Neither of the prisoners, when charged this morning, had anything to say. The prisoner Swailes gave evidence on his own behalf. He said that he was 50 years of age and a general dealer and lived at 4 Towns Street, New Gateshead. About Christmas the accused Townsley came to him. Previous to that he did not know the man. Townsley asked him if he would buy a bracelet, as he wanted the money to go to Scotland. Asked where he had got it, he said he found it sometime since at Jesmond on a seat. He asked £2 for it, and witness telling him that all the money he had upon him was 35s, Townsley at once handed it over for that price. At Chisholm?s bar next day witness offered it for sale to him and he bought it for £2. Witness thought that would be about the value of the article and did not for one moment imagine it had been stolen. From what he was, however, told later he has very reason to think that the bracelet had been stolen. Afterwards from time to time witness advanced Townsley?s mother small sums of money. Eventually he stopped lending her money, whereupon she made a charge against him to the Gateshead Police. He was tried on that charge at Durham Assizes and acquitted. When charged last Friday week with the offence now being dealt with he did deny that he bought the bracelet from Townsley. He did this because he was afraid of getting Chisholm into trouble. Later he admitted that he had sold it. Cross-examined by the Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Huish) Swailes admitted that when arrested he did not know that the bracelet was in the hands of the police. The prisoner Townsley reserved his defence. Both prisoners were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions. Townsley who was in charge of warders, was conveyed to Newcastle Gaol to await trial. Swailes was admitted to bail in his own recognisances of £50 and one surety of £50. Townsley is at present undergoing a sentence of three years penal servitude for burglary at Hedgeley Heath and was brought before the magistrates on a Home Office order." The Shields Daily News for 19 October 1906 reports: ?William Townsley, 22, labourer, pleaded guilty to having stolen £20 worth of jewellery at Tynemouth on Nov. 27, 1905, the property of Miss Ethel Annie Freeth of Preston Park, North Shields. Luke Swailes, 59, dealer, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having received the jewellery, well knowing it to have been stolen. Mr Griffith Jones prosecuted and Mr Mundahl defended the accused Swailes. The jury found Swailes guilty and he was sentenced to three months? hard labour. Townsley, who is currently undergoing a sentence of three years? penal servitude at Stafford Prison, was sentenced to a similar term, to run concurrently with the sentence he is now serving?. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Rose Sparrow alias Burns, arrested for stealing clothes

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Name: Rose Sparrow alias Burns Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 5 March 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-39-Rose Sparrow AKA Burns For an image of her accomplice (and mother), Ellen Leavy, see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/22669115693/in/dateposted/. The Shields Daily News for 12 March 1906 reports: ?SHOP-DOOR ROBBERIES AT NORTH SHIELDS. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SENT TO PRISON. At North Shields Police Court today Ellen Leavey (46), 8 Barrington Lane and Rose Sparrow (26), Park Street, South Shields, mother and daughter, were charged on remand with having, on the 3rd March, stolen from the shop door of No. 96 Bedford Street, a child?s dress, valued at 6s 11d, or with receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen. An assistant with the prosecutrix (Miss M.A. Hogg), a draper, said she missed the dress and gave information to the police. Inspector Thornton said that he arrested the prisoner Sparrow in Barrington Street, South Shields and charged her with the theft and she replied that she was so drunk that she knew nothing about it. PC Graham said he arrested Leavey in the back lane of Sibthorpe Street, she then having the dress in her possession. He charged her and she made no reply. They were further charged on the same date with having stolen seven blouses valued at 13s 8d from the shop door of Mr Thos. Heslop, draper, Saville Street. Prosecutor said that at 3.20 pm, from what he was told, he followed the prisoners down Rudyard Street back lane and found the seven blouses and two pairs of boots under the shawl of the younger prisoner. The elder woman had also two pairs of boots. He detained Leavey until the arrival of the police, but Sparrow bolted. Bridget Leavey, a child of 10 and a daughter and sister of the prisoners, who was with them, said she saw Rosie steal the articles and give them to her mother to run way with. Prisoners were also charged with having stolen four pairs of boots, valued at 16s 10d, from the shop door of Messrs Stead and Simpson, 2 Saville Stret, on the 3rd inst. and further with having stolen a shawl, valued at 3s, from the shop door of Margaret Armstrong on the 3rd inst. Similar evidence was given and upon being formally charged Leavey pleaded not guilty and Sparrow admitted the thefts and said her mother had nothing to do with them. She asked to be leniently dealt with. She had taken to drink in consequence of her husband having neglected her and if she was given one more chance she would keep off the drink and never enter the town again. The magistrate committed them to prison for 7 days in each case, one month in all. The Chairman (Ald Collins), after giving the decision, said the tradesmen were very much to blame for hanging goods outside the door. If they insisted on hanging goods outside, they must have someone to watch them. The Chief Constable said they were indebted to Mr Heslop for the arrest of the prisoners?. Sadly Rose Sparrow couldn?t live up to her promises to change her ways. Less than two months later the Shields Daily News for 30 April 1906 reported: ?SHOP DOOR THEFT AT NORTH SHIELDS. At North Shields Police Court today, Rose Sparrow (26), married, No. 5 Cross Street, was charged with having stolen two pairs of slippers, valued at 7s 6d, the property of Julius Jacobs, general dealer, Duke Street, on Saturday evening. The prosecutor?s son said the slippers were hanging outside the shop door and from what he was told he followed the accused towards the Bull Ring. He asked her for the slippers she had stolen and while he was speaking to her the slippers produced dropped upon the street as did also a pair of new boots. The accused was further charged with stealing a pair of boots valued at 6s 6d, the property of Shiklman Michael, Duke Street, on Saturday last. Chief Constable Huish said that in March last the accused was convicted on four charges of shoplifting and since then she had been fourteen days in Durham Gaol. She was committed to prison for fourteen days on each charge. Lieut. Col. Haswell, one of the magistrates, said the hanging of goods outside shop doors led to a good deal of evil doing.? 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Robert Richardson, miner, arrested for breaking and entering a marine store

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Name: Robert Richardson Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 18 November 1907 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-117-Robert Richardson For an image of his accomplice John Thomas Keating see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/22984005345/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 18 November 1907 reports: "At North Shields Police Court today before Coun. Sanderson and Mr Jas. Walton, George Edward Whiting (20), Robert Richardson (18), John Thomas Keating (22) and Jos. Walker (19) were charged with breaking and entering, between 6pm on Nov. 15th and 9am on Nov. 16th, marine store at Black Cock Quay, Clive Street, and stealing therefrom a cash box containing 4s 6d in money, a pair of opera glasses, value 10s, and a number of foreign coins, valued 1s, the property of Messrs Morris and Coy. Solomon Morris, who trades under the style of Morris and Co., said he left the premises secure at six pm last Friday and next morning he found that they had been broken into and the money and goods mentioned in the charge were missing. Witness found that an entrance had been effected by forcing away a board which had been nailed across a window. Inspector Proud said he apprehended Whiting at a house in Union Stairs. He then went to South Shields and received Richardson into custody from the police. He had been arrested while offering the opera glasses in pledge. Witness arrested Keating and Walker in an attic in Liddell Street. He jointly charged the four men with breaking and entering the premises and stealing a cash box containing 4s 6d, a pair of opera glasses and a number of foreign coins. Whiting replied: "I have nothing to say". Richardson said: "I can say there was only 2s 6d in the cash box and we shared it out, receiving 8d each". Keating's answer was "I have nothing to say; it's true" and Walker replied "I have nothing to say; that's right." Witness recovered the opera glasses and coins from the South Shields police and found the cash box in Linskill Bank leading from Clive Street to the Ropery Banks. The accused who had nothing further to say, were committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions." The Shields Daily News for 3 January 1908 reports from Northumberland Quarter Sessions: "SHOPBREAKING AT TYNEMOUTH. Joseph Walker, 19, labourer; John Thomas Keating, 22, labourer; Robert Richardson, 18, miner and George Edward Whiting, 20, cartman, all pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering the shop of Messrs Morris and C. and stealing a cash box, a pair of opera glasses, a number of foreign coins and the sum of 4s 6d in money ... Inspector Proud, in answer to the Bench, said all the lads had been previously convicted. The Chairman said they wished to give two of the prisoners a chance to reform. Therefore they sentenced Walker to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour, under the Borstal system, and Richardson was discharged on entering into his own recognisances of £5 to be of good behaviour for twelve months. Keating, whose record was commented on by the Bench as being a very bad one, and who was described by the Chairman as the leader of the gang, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour and Whiting to three months' with hard labour." This wasn't Robert Richardson's first offence. The Shields Daily News for 28 February 1907 reports: "THEFT OF IRON AT NORTH SHIELDS. YOUTHS SENT TO PRISON. At North Shields Police Court today, John Legg (19), Skipsey's Quay; Robert Richardson (17) and John Richardson (14), Union Stairs, Liddell Street, were charged with having stolen a quantity of iron from the Shields Engineering Company's Works, Bell Street, on the 27th inst. PC Dixon said that at 9.50 last night he was on duty in Liddell Street, near the Engineering Works, when he heard a noise on the shore. On going there he found a bag containing iron on the bottom of some steps and the three prisoners a few yards away. He asked them what they were doing there and they said they were looking for wood. While they were talking Legg went away and witness followed, but was unable to find him, and the iron had also disappeared. He afterwards saw the three prisoners in Richardson's home and arrested them. He charged them with the theft and they replied that the iron was there when they went on the shore. An assistant manager of the Shields Engineering Coy. valued the iron produced at 2s. The two eldest prisoners pleaded guilty, but John Richardson denied the charge. Legg, who had previously been imprisoned for larceny, was sent to gaol for a month with hard labour. Robert Richardson was committed for seven days in the second division and John Richardson was discharged." For an image of Richardson's accomplice, John Legg, see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/24138890482/in/album-72157.... 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Does prison work? Does prison work?

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Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand? First published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 as Does prison work?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015 Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand? First published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 as Does prison work?. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015

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Ellen Leavy alias Burns, arrested for stealing clothes

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Name: Ellen Leavy alias Burns Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 5 March 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-39-Ellen Leavy AKA Burns For an image of her accomplice (and daughter), Rose Sparrow, see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16888885997/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 12 March 1906 reports: ?SHOP-DOOR ROBBERIES AT NORTH SHIELDS. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SENT TO PRISON. At North Shields Police Court today Ellen Leavey (46), 8 Barrington Lane and Rose Sparrow (26), Park Street, South Shields, mother and daughter, were charged on remand with having, on the 3rd March, stolen from the shop door of No. 96 Bedford Street, a child?s dress, valued at 6s 11d, or with receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen. An assistant with the prosecutrix (Miss M.A. Hogg), a draper, said she missed the dress and gave information to the police. Inspector Thornton said that he arrested the prisoner Sparrow in Barrington Street, South Shields and charged her with the theft and she replied that she was so drunk that she knew nothing about it. PC Graham said he arrested Leavey in the back lane of Sibthorpe Street, she then having the dress in her possession. He charged her and she made no reply. They were further charged on the same date with having stolen seven blouses valued at 13s 8d from the shop door of Mr Thos. Heslop, draper, Saville Street. Prosecutor said that at 3.20 pm, from what he was told, he followed the prisoners down Rudyard Street back lane and found the seven blouses and two pairs of boots under the shawl of the younger prisoner. The elder woman had also two pairs of boots. He detained Leavey until the arrival of the police, but Sparrow bolted. Bridget Leavey, a child of 10 and a daughter and sister of the prisoners, who was with them, said she saw Rosie steal the articles and give them to her mother to run way with. Prisoners were also charged with having stolen four pairs of boots, valued at 16s 10d, from the shop door of Messrs Stead and Simpson, 2 Saville Stret, on the 3rd inst. and further with having stolen a shawl, valued at 3s, from the shop door of Margaret Armstrong on the 3rd inst. Similar evidence was given and upon being formally charged Leavey pleaded not guilty and Sparrow admitted the thefts and said her mother had nothing to do with them. She asked to be leniently dealt with. She had taken to drink in consequence of her husband having neglected her and if she was given one more chance she would keep off the drink and never enter the town again. The magistrate committed them to prison for 7 days in each case, one month in all. The Chairman (Ald Collins), after giving the decision, said the tradesmen were very much to blame for hanging goods outside the door. If they insisted on hanging goods outside, they must have someone to watch them. The Chief Constable said they were indebted to Mr Heslop for the arrest of the prisoners?. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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James Lee

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Name: James Lee Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 1 May 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-69-James Lee The Shields Daily News for 8 May 1905 reports: ?FALSE PRETENCES AT NORTH SHIELDS. At North Shields Police Court today, James Lee, alias John Lee (42), fitter, Manchester, was charged with having obtained, by means of false pretences, food of the value of 2s and 5s in money from Isabella Bowmaker on the 8th ult. Prosecutrix who resides at Coulson?s Bank, Clive Street, said that the accused came to her house and asked to be taken in as a lodger. They came to terms, the prisoner promising to pay 14s per week. He said he was busy altering a weighing machine on the Penny Ferry landing and would be engaged at least a week. He stayed until the following day and after he had had his dinner he borrowed 5s from her, saying he had to get some ironwork at the North Shields Railway Station. He went out and did not return. Afterwards she made enquiries and ascertained that his representations were false. Alex. Roberts, bridgeman at the ferry landing, said there were no weighing machines on the landing. Inspector Thornton gave evidence as to arresting and charging the prisoner, who admitted his guilt. There was a second charge against him of having obtained, by means of false pretences, 2s from Robert Atkinson, on the 4th ult. Prosecutor said the accused came to him and told him that the firm with which he was employed in Sheffield had failed to send him certain tools and he wished to wire them and his wife. He pulled some money out of his pocket, accused having asked for the loan of 1s 6d, and when he saw a two shilling piece, he remarked: ?Make it 2s?. He did so and never saw him again. Chief Constable Huish put in a record of convictions against the prisoner, who had suffered imprisonment for fraud in various parts of the country. Accused said he intended to refund the money after he had obtained employment. The magistrates committed him to prison for 3 months in each case?. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Luke Swailes, general dealer, arrested for receiving stolen goods

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Name: Luke Swailes Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 23 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-95-Luke Swailes An image of his accomplice, William Townsley, is available here www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/27145451015/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 29 September 1906 reports: ?THEFT OF JEWELLERY AT NORTH SHIELDS. TWO MEN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. This morning at the North Shields Police Court, before Captain J. Sanderson and Mr G.H. Stansfield, Luke Swailes (60), general dealer and Wm. Townsley, a young man, both of Gateshead, were charged with stealing, on the 27th of November 1905, from Welbury House, Preston Park, three bracelets, a neck chain, locket, ring and brooch, value £20, the property of Ethel Annie Freeth. Swailes was further charged with receiving from Wm. Townsley a gold expansion bracelet and watch value £6, the property of Alfred John Freeth, well knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr G W Chapman represented Swailes. Ethel Annie Freeth said that on Sunday, November 26th, she left her watch and bracelet in a drawer in the bedroom, together with the other articles mentioned in the charge. On the afternoon of the next day she missed them and gave information to the police. Elizabeth Irvin, dressmaker, 84 Grey Street, said that in November last she was employed at the Elms, Preston Park, which was next door to Freeth?s house. On the afternoon of the 27th, she saw a man prowling about in front of the sitting room window and took good notice of him. On January 30th, she identified him among six men at Gateshead Police Station and now identified him as the prisoner Townsley. Edward Surtees Chisholm, manager of the New Gateshead Inn, North Street, Gateshead, stated that he had known the prisoner Swailes for several years. He was a respectable general dealer. He came to witness?s house one Tuesday in November or December and offered him the watch bracelet for £2. The witness bought it for that sum which he thought was a fair price. Detective Radcliffe said he was present at the Gateshead Police Station when Miss Irvin identified Townsley. The prisoner said ?I can soon get out of that, I was in hospital at the time.? On Friday 21st, he arrested Swailes on a warrant. When witness read the warrant over to him he said, ?He (Townsley) must be a scoundrel. This is some more he has put on to me.? Later he said, ?I have only to say that Townsley is a thorough scoundrel. I am as innocent as a child unborn.? Witness showed him the watch bracelet and told him that that was what he was charged with receiving. He replied, ?I have never seen it before.? In the cell he said, ?I think the best thing in a case of this kind is to plead guilty. Chisholm knew as well as I did that I got it from Townsley. He asked me if it was straight and I told him he would not get it for £2 if it had been.? Neither of the prisoners, when charged this morning, had anything to say. The prisoner Swailes gave evidence on his own behalf. He said that he was 50 years of age and a general dealer and lived at 4 Towns Street, New Gateshead. About Christmas the accused Townsley came to him. Previous to that he did not know the man. Townsley asked him if he would buy a bracelet, as he wanted the money to go to Scotland. Asked where he had got it, he said he found it sometime since at Jesmond on a seat. He asked £2 for it, and witness telling him that all the money he had upon him was 35s, Townsley at once handed it over for that price. At Chisholm?s bar next day witness offered it for sale to him and he bought it for £2. Witness thought that would be about the value of the article and did not for one moment imagine it had been stolen. From what he was, however, told later he has very reason to think that the bracelet had been stolen. Afterwards from time to time witness advanced Townsley?s mother small sums of money. Eventually he stopped lending her money, whereupon she made a charge against him to the Gateshead Police. He was tried on that charge at Durham Assizes and acquitted. When charged last Friday week with the offence now being dealt with he did deny that he bought the bracelet from Townsley. He did this because he was afraid of getting Chisholm into trouble. Later he admitted that he had sold it. Cross-examined by the Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Huish) Swailes admitted that when arrested he did not know that the bracelet was in the hands of the police. The prisoner Townsley reserved his defence. Both prisoners were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions. Townsley who was in charge of warders, was conveyed to Newcastle Gaol to await trial. Swailes was admitted to bail in his own recognisances of £50 and one surety of £50. Townsley is at present undergoing a sentence of three years penal servitude for burglary at Hedgeley Heath and was brought before the magistrates on a Home Office order." The Shields Daily News for 19 October 1906 reports: ?William Townsley, 22, labourer, pleaded guilty to having stolen £20 worth of jewellery at Tynemouth on Nov. 27, 1905, the property of Miss Ethel Annie Freeth of Preston Park, North Shields. Luke Swailes, 59, dealer, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having received the jewellery, well knowing it to have been stolen. Mr Griffith Jones prosecuted and Mr Mundahl defended the accused Swailes. The jury found Swailes guilty and he was sentenced to three months? hard labour. Townsley, who is currently undergoing a sentence of three years? penal servitude at Stafford Prison, was sentenced to a similar term, to run concurrently with the sentence he is now serving?. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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William Morrissey alias Smith, arrested for sleeping rough

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Name: William Morrissey alias Smith Arrested for: Sleeping Out Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 11 July 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-53-William Morrisey AKA Smith The Shields Daily Gazette for 11 July 1904 reported: "At North Shields, Charles Winlow (53), tramp, no fixed abode, was charge with lodging in a hay stack in Mariners' Lane without having visible means of subsistence, and was sent to prison for seven days. William Wadham, Tyne Dock, William Smith or Morrison, shoeblack, and William Patton, no fixed abode, were charged with lodging in a hay pike at Kenners Dene Farm. Wadham and Smith were each committed for seven days and Patton was committed for 14 days". For a mugshot of William Wadham see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/15870103783/in/set-7215762.... The Shields Daily Gazette for 7 June 1904 reports: "Two youths named Joseph Leach, 52 Wilson Street, and William Morrisey, no fixed abode, were found by PC Twiddy were found sleeping in a railway carriage on the N.E.R. siding in Garden Lane, at 3.15 this morning. Relating the facts to the South Shields magistrates the officer said that when he roused Leach that defendant set himself in a fighting attitude, while the other sat up on the seat, lit a cigarette and refused to leave ... The magistrates fined them 5s and costs each". Contemporary attitudes to rough sleeping can be seen in a report in the Shields Daily Gazette on 5 October 1903. "At Jarrow today John Smith, Wm Cooper, James Bell, young men who said they came to the town in search of work, were charged with sleeping in Palmers Works last night. PC Lowery gave evidence and Supt Fleming said that the county was 'swarming' with fellows like defendants, who should be made to seek shelter in the Workhouses. Defendants were sent to prison for 7 days". The Shields Daily Gazette of 8 October 1903 contains an article entitled 'Lazy Loafers': "There are some people who will neither work nor want. They are the typical loafers we can see in the streets any day. Apparently we have a fairly good stock of them at North Shields. It is not because of depression of trade either. The other morning no fewer than half a dozen of such individuals were place in the dock on a charge of sleeping out. The officer had found them all huddled together in an empty room during the night and they could not give a satisfactory account of themselves. When questioned by the magistrates, the police officers stated that all the defendants were lazy loafers, who had never worked for a considerable time. They did nothing but lounge about the streets during the day and then obtained shelter in some empty room or outhouse at night. The magistrates marked their sense of the offence by sending them all to prison for a month each - each with hard labour. A month of hard work will probably do them a vast of good and will enable them to shake off that habitual tired feeling". Morrisey was convicted on numerous other occasions. The Shields Daily Gazette of 5 November 1902 reported: "At South Shields today a youth named William Morrisey was charged with stealing on the 4th inst. a jacket of the value of 2s 3d, the property of James Davison". He was fined 10s and costs. The Shields Daily Gazette for 2 January 1903 reported: "Before the Mayor (Counc. James Grant) and other magistrates at So. Shields, on Wednesday, William Morrisey, 16, and Arthur Cairns, 18, were charged with stealing on Dec. 29th, a barometer, valued at 25s ... on the way to the Police Station Morrisey remarked "A couple of months would just about put me right" ... The Bench fined Morrisey, who had previously convicted for larceny, 10s and costs, and Cairns 5s and costs". The Shields Daily News for 10 July 1905 reported: "At South Shields Police Court today William Morrisey (20). no fixed abode and David McNess (19), Anderson's Lane, were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of Mary McCalvery on the 8th inst. and stealing therein two desks value 10s. Prosecutrix said she kept a green grocer's shop in Tyne Street and resided upon the premises. At half-past twelve on the afternoon of the 8th inst she locked up her house and shop, leaving two desks, which contained some valuables, on a desk bed in the kitchen. When she returned to her house at twenty past ten at night she found that someone had been in the house and that the desks had been removed from the desk bed on to the floor near the door. A witness deposed to seeing the prisoners loitering near the prosecutrix's shop. She afterwards saw Morrisey open the house door with a key and go in. She then informed the police. PC Ogg said from what he was told he visited the prosecutrix's house and on going inside he found Morrisey in the kitchen. He took him into custody. He afterwards apprehended McNess. The prisoner had nothing to say. This was Morrisey's 18th offence and he was committed to prison for 3 months; this being McNess's 1st offence, he was bound over for three months". 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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. 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John Dowson, arrested for stealing from a gas meter

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Name: John Dowson Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 7 February 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-65-John Dowson For an image of his accomplice Edward Roberts see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/19378323875/in/dateposted/. The Shields Daily News for 14 February 1905 reports: "THEFT FROM PENNY-IN-THE-SLOT METERS At North Shields Police Court to-day, before the Mayor and Mr J. Walton, Edward Roberts (19), messroom steward, Blyth and John Dowson (19), seaman, Wallsend, were charged with having stolen on the 30th ult. from an automatic gas meter at 33 Thrift Street the sum of 14s 8d, the moneys of the Tynemouth Gas Company. Mrs Cowey said that on the 30th ult. she was removing into the house when the accused came and asked to be allowed to look through. She told them the house was not to be let. In passing through one of the rooms Dowson put his hand on the gas meter and remarked it was very handy. They went away and next day witness found that the gas meter had been broken into and the box and money taken away. George Robson, a collector for the Gas Company said he had examined the meter and found that gas had been consumed to the value of 14s 8d. Sergt Hall said he arrested the accused in a lodging house on the 6th inst. He took them to the Bull Ring Police Station and charged them with the theft. They both replied: "Yes, that's right". There was a second charge against the prisoners of stealing from a gas meter at 37 Blyth Street, Percy Main, the sum of 2s 4d, the moneys of the Tynemouth Gas Company, between February 3 and 4. Similar evidence was given in this case. The accused, having obtained permission, were shown over the house and subsequently the money in the meter was missed. The prisoners admitted the charge and said that if the magistrates would allow them to go they would refund the money. Chief Constable Huish said he had only preferred two charges against the accused, but there were six or eight others. The prisoners were committed to gaol for 14 days in the second division for each offence - one month in all. The time spent in prison didn't deter Dowson and Roberts. Just over a month later The Shields Daily News for 18 March 1905 reported: "FOUND ON ENCLOSED PREMISES AT NORTH SHIELDS. SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS SENT TO PRISON. At the North Shields Police Court this morning before Mr Isaac Black (in the chair) and Mr G.H. Stansfield - John Dowson (19), Gateshead and Edward Roberts (19), 53 Beaumont Street, Cowpen Quay, were charged on remand with being found on the enclosed premises of 9 Seymour Street, for an unlawful purpose, at 5 pm on the 16th inst. Both of the accused had been previously convicted of breaking into unoccupied houses and stealing money from gas meters, and they came out of prison as recently as Monday last. Mr Isaac Black (the chairman) said they had soon commenced again and as their recent imprisonment seemed to have been no caution to them, they would each be committed for six weeks with hard labour". 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Daniel McCann

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Name: Daniel McCann Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 8 August 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-53-Daniel McCann The Shields Daily Gazette for 8 August 1904 reports: "THREE MONTHS EACH. NEWCASTLE THIEVES IN NORTH SHIELDS Daniel McCann (30), Newcastle, and Mary Johnson (30), alias Elizabeth Chantiller, Newcastle, were charged with stealing the sum of 7s 2d from George Henry Lilley on the 6th. The prosecutor stated that at 8.35 pm on Saturday he was going along Collingwood Street when he saw the prisoners, who asked him to stand them a drink. They went into a public-house snug and witness called for three drinks. They were supplied, and immediately afterwards the male prisoner put his arms round his (witnesses's) neck. The two prisoners then went out and he followed them, and on putting his hand in his pocket he missed his money and some tobacco. He went to the prisoners and told them he had lost his money. They replied "We have not got it". He informed the police of his loss, and the two prisoners were afterwards arrested. Sergt. Weatherburn spoke to arresting the prisoners forty minutes after prosecutor spoke to him. In the male's possession was found 5s 2d and some tobacco which the prosecutor afterwards identified as his property. Prisoners now pleaded guilty. Chief Constable Huish said the man began his career in 1893 and the woman in 1895. This was the man's 36th appearance. In June 1893 , he was convicted for larceny from the person in Carlisle. The woman had also been convicted for frequenting for the purpose of committing a felony. The magistrates committed them for three months each". For a view of Daniel McCann's accomplice see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17714582994/in/photostream/. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Mary Johnson

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Name: Mary Johnson Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 8 August 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-35-Mary Johnson The Shields Daily Gazette for 8 August 1904 reports: "THREE MONTHS EACH. NEWCASTLE THIEVES IN NORTH SHIELDS Daniel McCann (30), Newcastle, and Mary Johnson (30), alias Elizabeth Chantiller, Newcastle, were charged with stealing the sum of 7s 2d from George Henry Lilley on the 6th. The prosecutor stated that at 8.35 pm on Saturday he was going along Collingwood Street when he saw the prisoners, who asked him to stand them a drink. They went into a public-house snug and witness called for three drinks. They were supplied, and immediately afterwards the male prisoner put his arms round his (witnesses's) neck. The two prisoners then went out and he followed them, and on putting his hand in his pocket he missed his money and some tobacco. He went to the prisoners and told them he had lost his money. They replied "We have not got it". He informed the police of his loss, and the two prisoners were afterwards arrested. Sergt. Weatherburn spoke to arresting the prisoners forty minutes after prosecutor spoke to him. In the male's possession was found 5s 2d and some tobacco which the prosecutor afterwards identified as his property. Prisoners now pleaded guilty. Chief Constable Huish said the man began his career in 1893 and the woman in 1895. This was the man's 36th appearance. In June 1893 , he was convicted for larceny from the person in Carlisle. The woman had also been convicted for frequenting for the purpose of committing a felony. The magistrates committed them for three months each". For a view of Mary Johnson's accomplice see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17714583014/in/photostream/. 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Edward Roberts, arrested for stealing from a gas meter

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Name: Edward Roberts Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 7 February 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-65-Edward Roberts For an image of his accomplice John Dowson see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/18119089675/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 14 February 1905 reports: "THEFT FROM PENNY-IN-THE-SLOT METERS At North Shields Police Court to-day, before the Mayor and Mr J. Walton, Edward Roberts (19), messroom steward, Blyth and John Dowson (19), seaman, Wallsend, were charged with having stolen on the 30th ult. from an automatic gas meter at 33 Thrift Street the sum of 14s 8d, the moneys of the Tynemouth Gas Company. Mrs Cowey said that on the 30th ult. she was removing into the house when the accused came and asked to be allowed to look through. She told them the house was not to be let. In passing through one of the rooms Dowson put his hand on the gas meter and remarked it was very handy. They went away and next day witness found that the gas meter had been broken into and the box and money taken away. George Robson, a collector for the Gas Company said he had examined the meter and found that gas had been consumed to the value of 14s 8d. Sergt Hall said he arrested the accused in a lodging house on the 6th inst. He took them to the Bull Ring Police Station and charged them with the theft. They both replied: "Yes, that's right". There was a second charge against the prisoners of stealing from a gas meter at 37 Blyth Street, Percy Main, the sum of 2s 4d, the moneys of the Tynemouth Gas Company, between February 3 and 4. Similar evidence was given in this case. The accused, having obtained permission, were shown over the house and subsequently the money in the meter was missed. The prisoners admitted the charge and said that if the magistrates would allow them to go they would refund the money. Chief Constable Huish said he had only preferred two charges against the accused, but there were six or eight others. The prisoners were committed to gaol for 14 days in the second division for each offence - one month in all". The time spent in prison didn't deter Dowson and Roberts. Just over a month later The Shields Daily News for 18 March 1905 reported: "FOUND ON ENCLOSED PREMISES AT NORTH SHIELDS. SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS SENT TO PRISON. At the North Shields Police Court this morning before Mr Isaac Black (in the chair) and Mr G.H. Stansfield - John Dowson (19), Gateshead and Edward Roberts (19), 53 Beaumont Street, Cowpen Quay, were charged on remand with being found on the enclosed premises of 9 Seymour Street, for an unlawful purpose, at 5 pm on the 16th inst. Both of the accused had been previously convicted of breaking into unoccupied houses and stealing money from gas meters, and they came out of prison as recently as Monday last. Mr Isaac Black (the chairman) said they had soon commenced again and as their recent imprisonment seemed to have been no caution to them, they would each be committed for six weeks with hard labour". 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Frederick Mudd, arrested for stealing money

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Name: Frederick Mudd Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 3 April 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-69-Frederick Mudd The Shields Daily News for 11 February 1905 reports: ?ANOTHER FISH STEALER SENT TO PRISON At the North Shields Police Court this morning ? Frederick Mudd, 17 years of age, residing at 13 Reed Street, was charged with stealing a quantity of haddocks, valued at 3s, the property of the Tyne Steam Fishing Coy, on the 10th inst. PC Spindler said that on Friday afternoon he met the accused coming from the direction of the steam trawler Tyne Belle, carrying a quantity of haddocks. A soon as the accused saw him he dropped the haddocks and ran away. Afterwards he arrested the accused and charged him with stealing the fish, to which he replied, ?I have nothing to say?. A clerk representing the Tyne Steam Fishing Company estimated the value of the fish, which the accused dropped at 3s. The Bench committed prisoner to gaol for fourteen days with hard labour?. The Shields Daily News for 3 April 1905 reports: ?LARCENY FROM A NORTH SHIELDS TRAWLER. A BOY ROBS HIS BENEFACTORS. At North Shields Police Court today, Frederick Mudd (17), no fixed abode, was charged with stealing 4s, the moneys of Frederick Marriott, mate of the steam trawler Volunteer, on the 30th ult. The Prosecutor stated that before the boat cast off on March 27th the accused came on board, and in consequence of the statements he made, he was taken to sea. When the boat returned on the 30th ult. the prisoner went ashore and witness missed 4s from his coat pocket in the cabin. PC Spindler said he arrested the accused at noon on the same date. He said he was very sorry he had taken the money. Witness found 3s in his possession and got 3d at a cook shop where the prisoner had left it. In answer to the magistrates clerk (Mr R.F. Kidd) the prosecutor said that the reason the accused was taken to sea was that he stated he had no father and no mother, and accordingly they took pity on him. Prisoner pleaded guilty to this charge, and also to a further charge of stealing 2s 2d belonging to the third hand of the same steamer. Ald. Elliot said that it was very bad and very ungrateful behaviour on the part of the accused towards those who had shown him kindness by giving him food and shelter. He would be committed to prison for six weeks with hard labour?. The Shields Daily News for 12 September 1905 reports: ?THREE MONTHS FOR THEFT At North Shields Police Court today, Frederick Mudd (17), Myock?s lodging house, was charged with having stolen a pair of Wellington boots, valued at 3s the property of Edgar Beal, a youth employed on board the steam drifter Seymolicus, of Yarmouth. The prosecutor deposed on the 10th inst. he missed the boots from the fo?c?stle, where he had put them two days previously. PC Spindler said he saw the prisoner on the Fish Quay yesterday morning, wearing the boots. He charged him with having stolen them, and he replied that he bought them from a man for 6d, but on the way to the police station he said he might as well speak the truth, and admitted that he stole the boots on Friday. Chief Constable Huish said the accused, who made his 7th appearance, had been previously imprisoned for theft. He was committed for three months with hard labour?. 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes

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Name: James McClarence alias Henry Noble Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 24 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-95-James McClarence AKA Henry Noble The Shields Daily News for 1 October 1906 reports: ?LARCENY AT NORTH SHIELDS. ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL At North Shields Police Court today John McClarance or Noble (24), belonging to Sunderland, was charged with having stolen a jacket and vest, and two silk handkerchiefs, valued at 15s, the property of the executors of the late J. M. Fisher, pawnbroker carrying on business in Saville Street. Joseph Fisher, an assistant with the prosecutors, stated that at 10.45 a.m., from what he was told, he missed the articles from the rail above the shop door. He saw the prisoner, accompanied by two other men, walking up the street, the prisoner carrying the missing goods. He followed them into Wellington Street, and the accused ran into a back lane and threw the bundle into Wood?s bakehouse. James Wilson Veitch, another assistant, who joined the chase of the three men, said that he followed them through the streets until they reached Coach Lane. There he met Inspector Proud, and after he had caught the prisoner he handed him over to the custody of the inspector. Evidence of the arrest was given by Inspector Proud, who stated that when he charged the accused he replied, ?I only picked them up from the flags.? Formally charged by the Magistrate?s Clerk, he said, ?That?s right.? Chief Constable Huish stated that the accused made his 14th appearance. He had served 12 months, and had been convicted of theft twice this year, receiving three months on each occasion. The magistrates committed him for trial.? The Shields Daily News for 18 October 1906 reports from the Northumberland Sessions: ?THEFT AT TYNEMOUTH John McClarance (24), labourer, was sentenced to six months? imprisonment for having stolen clothing at Tynemouth, on Sept 22. Prisoner had pleaded guilty.? 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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James Waters alias Joseph Turnbull, arrested for housebreaking

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Name: James Waters alias Joseph Turnbull Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 25 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-95-James Waters AKA Joseph Turnbull The Shields Daily News for 25 September 1906 reports: ?HOUSEBREAKING AT NORTH SHIELDS. ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. At North Shields Police Court today, James Turnbull, alias Waters, a young man, was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house, no. 2 Camp Terrace, and stealing a silver serviette ring, a lady?s silver watch, a silver spoon, a ring, bracelet, and locket, the property of Eliz. Jackson. Richard Appleby-Jackson, an articled clerk and estate agent residing at no. 2 Camp Terrace, said that on the 29th Aug. last he and the other members of the family left home and returned on the 12th Sept, finding that it had been broken into, and that a number of articles valued at £4 8s had been stolen. On the 20th inst., from what he was told, he went to the police station and there identified a serviette ring, a watch, a spoon, and other articles as the property of his mother. Anna Ramsey, residing in Howard Street, said that while the prosecutrix was from home she kept the keys of the house. On the 4th Sept she went there for the purpose of watering the plants and found everything in order. She locked the house up before she left, everything then being secure. She returned three days later and found the house in a state of disorder. Mary Isabel Davies, a cook in the employ of the prosecutrix, said that while her mistress was away she went to live in Bedford Street. On the 6th Sept she obtained the keys from the last witness in order to do some cleaning. She went next day, and was unable to open the front door because the chain on the inside had been put on, and she was obliged to get assistance in order to force an entrance. When she went into the house everything was in a state of disorder and she immediately informed the police. Michael D. Hart, dealer in second-hand goods, 120 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, stated that on the 7th inst. the prisoner came to his shop and offered to sell the locket, bracelet and ring produced, which he said belonged to his wife, and upon which he wished to raise some money, that he was out of employment. Witness gave 5s for them. Accused also offered to sell a silver serviette ring, a spoon, and a brooch, which witness declined to buy. A watchmaker and jeweller, belonging to West Hartlepool, said that on Sept 8th the prisoner came to his shop and offered the serviette ring, photo frame and spoon for sale, saying he was ?hard up?. Witness bought the articles for 4s. Later in the day he returned with a lady?s silver watch and offered to dispose of it for 10s. It was, however, defective and he accordingly declined to buy it. Detective Radcliffe deposed to visiting the house in Camp Terrace on the 7th inst and finding the house in a state of disorder. The door leading from the front to the back of the house was fastened and he had to climb through the serving aperture in order to get to the kitchen. Detective Inspector Thornton said that on the 14th inst. he went to West Hartlepool Police Station, where the serviette ring, spoon, photo frame, and watch were handed to him in the presence of the accused, who said they were the things he got from a house in North Shields. Witness told him there was a ring, a locket and bracelet missing from the same house. Prisoner replied that he sold them to a second-hand dealer in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. On being charged this morning the prisoner made no reply. Formally charged by the Clerk (Col. R. F. Kidd), prisoner had still nothing to say. He was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.? At the Northumberland Quarter Sessions The Shields Daily News for 19th October 1906 reports: ?PENAL SERVITUDE FOR HOUSEBREAKING AT TYNEMOUTH James Turnbull, 26, pleaded guilty to having broken into the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Jackson at Tynemouth and stolen several articles to the value of £4 8s. He was sentenced to five years penal servitude, the sentence to run concurrently with a term he is at present serving at Durham.? 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Joseph Tombling, arrested for obtaining money by false pretences

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Name: Joseph Tombling Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 4 February 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-63-Joseph Tombling The Shields Daily News for 10 February 1905 reports: ?SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST A NORTH SHIELDS YOUTH. COLLECTING FOR A BOGUS CRICKET CLUB. THREE MONTHS? IMPRISONMENT. At North Shields Police Court today Joseph Tomblin (17) was charged with having obtained by means of false pretences 2s 6d from Henry Dillon Irvin on the 1st inst. with intent to cheat and defraud. Prosecutor who resides at 9 Prudhoe Terrace, Tynemouth, said that on the 1st inst. the prisoner came to his house and at his request was turned away. Subsequently the accused met him in the street and asked him for a subscription towards the Tynemouth Boys Cricket Club. He asked him to accompany him to his rooms. Accused did so and there he put certain questions to him. Prisoner produced a subscription list and said the club had made arrangements with the North Shields Athletic Association Football Club for the rental of their field. On this representation he gave him 2s 6d and finding afterwards from inquiries that his statements were incorrect he applied for a warrant for his arrest. He produced the list, which bore his and several other names. Septimus Crowell, 39 Jackson Street, who is secretary of the North Shields Athletic Club said he had never heard of such as club as the Tynemouth Boys Cricket Club. Detective Sergt. Scougal said he arrested the accused in Front Street, Tynemouth, on the night of the 3rd inst. and charged him. He made no reply. He took him to the Tynemouth Divisional Police Station and upon searching him he found in his possession several lists (produced). In conversation the accused said he had collected the money shewn on the lists upon his own account. There was no such club as the Tynemouth Boys Cricket Club. An organization bearing this name did exist about five years ago but he was not a member of it. On one of the lists appeared the name of A.B. Brown, who was supposed to be the captain of the club. Witness asked him who this person was and he replied that he did not know. Some of the lists were dated three or four years back. During that period the accused had been collecting money for a football club at one part of the year and for a cricket club at another. Accused was formally charged. He pleaded guilty and had nothing to say. Prisoner was then charged with having obtained by means of false pretences 9d from Henry Jarvis Ward in the latter part of January. Prosecutor who lives at No. Albury Park Road said the accused came to his house in the latter part of January and told him that arrangements had been made for the renting of a field for the club and that all the money had been subscribed with the exception of 2s 6d. Accused had been coming to him twice a year for at least for years collecting subscriptions for a football and a cricket club. Detective Sergt. Scougal proved the arrest and prisoner pleaded guilty. A third charge was preferred against the accused of having obtained by similar means 5s from Coun. Geo. Stephenson, steam trawler owner, No. 1 Park Crescent. Accused said he only got 2s 6d. The father of the accused was asked by the magistrates if he could account for his son?s misconduct. He blamed a certain religious body in Tynemouth, the officials of which sent boys to collect subscriptions. They did not give them officially signed papers or collecting books and this created a great temptation. The Chairman (Capt J. Bolt) said it was a very bad case. The Bench, however, had decided to deal leniently with the accused. He would have to go to prison in the second division for one month on each charge ? three months in all?. The Shields Daily News for 1 September 1905 reports: ?ASSAULTS AT NORTH SHIELDS. YOUNG MAN FINED. At the North Shields Police Court today, Joseph Tombling, a young man residing at 25 Edith Street, Spital Dene, was summoned for having assaulted Mrs Jane Mitchell, who resides in the same thoroughfare, and her daughter, Jane Mitchell, on the 25th ult. Mr A. Whitehorn, who appeared on behalf of the complainants, said they were mother and daughter. They resided at 47 Edith Street, Spital Dene, whilst the defendant lived at No. 25 in the same street. On Thursday afternoon last Mrs Mitchell was wheeling a pram past the defendant?s mother?s door when a brother of the defendant jeered at her. She took no notice of him but next day seeing him in the back lane she remonstrated with him about jeering at her. At this time the defendant came upon the scene and rolling up his sleeves offered to fight anyone in Mitchell?s house. Mrs Mitchell advised him to go away and to frighten him said she would throw some water over him. She put the pail underneath the tap and let the water run but before it was half full the defendant ran into the yard, took hold of her by the throat and knocked her head against the wall. Mr Whitehorn described the attack as a most outrageous one and asked the Bench to deal severely with the defendant. The daughter of Mrs Mitchell called the defendant a coward for striking a woman, whereupon the defendant struck her a violent blow on the side of the face. Complainants bore out this testimony. Defendant alleged that Mrs and Miss Mitchell made a practice of reminding him of the time he was in gaol and telling him he would be there again. He denied assaulting either of the complainants and called his brother who gave evidence on his behalf. A fine of 5s and costs was imposed in each case, with the alternative of 14 days imprisonment?. 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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The dram-shop; or a peep into a prisonGin-shop; or, a peep into a prison The dram-shop; or a peep into a prisonGin-shop; or, a peep into a prison

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Margaret Harker alias Long alias Carr, arrested for stealing boots

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Name: Margaret Harker alias Long alias Carr Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 15 February 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-39-Margaret Harker AKA Long AKA Carr For an image of her accomplice Elsie Newlands see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17006242912/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 15 February 1906 reports: "LARCENY OF BOOTS AT NORTH SHIELDS. TWO WOMEN SENT TO PRISON At the North Shields Police Court this morning before Dr Peart and Mr J. B. Williamson, Elsie Newlands (22) and Margaret Harker, alias Carr (28), of no fixed abode, were severally charged with stealing, on the 11th ult, from a shop door, situate at 25 Saville Street West, two pairs of boots of the value of 13s 10d, the property of the Realization Boot Company. The manager of the prosecutor's shop stated that on the 18th ult, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, he observed the two pair of blutcher boots hanging outside the door. At 5 o'clock the same afternoon witness missed the boots, which he valued at 13s 10d. The pair of boots produced by the police was one of the pairs taken from the shop door. George Stewart, manager for Mr C. D. Merkel, pawnbroker, Clive Street, said the woman Newlands came to his master's place of business and offered a new pair of boots in pledge. Observing that they had not been worn, and his suspicions being aroused, he questioned the woman as to where she got them. She said they belonged to her friend's husband and witness told her to go and bring the friend in. Newlands then left the shop and later returned with the other prisoner and a man. The latter two bore out Newlands' story, but witness did not believe them, and declining to advance anything upon the boots detained them and subsequently gave information to the police. PC Radcliffe. a plain clothes officer, deposed to going to Stockton and receiving the first prisoner - Newlands - into custody. On charging her with the offence she replied, "I only tried to pledge the boots for the other woman." That morning witness proceeded to Durham and apprehended the other woman on her release from gaol there, and bringing her to North Shields placed her alongside Newlands and then jointly charged them with the offence. Newlands said "No, we are not guilty of that, are we?" The other replying, "No, we are not." The accused had been acting together at Stockton, and lived together in common lodging houses at North Shields. The Chief Constable (Mr John H Huish) said Newlands made her first appearance before the magistrates as far as he knew, but belonged to a bad school. The other woman made her 41st appearance, having been convicted at Stockton, Middlesbrough, South Shields and Newcastle for various offences. Newlands was sent to prison for 14 days and Harker for one month, both with hard labour." Margaret Harker was also in trouble the following year. The Shields Daily News for 22 April 1907 reports: ?ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON. At North Shields Police Court today, before Councillor J. Sanderson and Mr G.H. Stansfield, Margaret Harker, Normanby, and Janet Sanderson, Newcastle, were charged on demand with having stolen from the person of Joseph Conaty, 6d and a pot of rum on the 13th inst. Prosecutor, who is a shipwright living at No. 2 Reed Street, stated that at 11.15 pm on the date named he was in Bedford Street, near to the Tiger Stairs, when he was accosted by the two women who asked him to get with them. They went to a room in Liddell Street and after he had given them each 1s they knocked him about, went through his pockets, and took 6d and a pot of rum. Later he was kicked downstairs by a man and upon getting outside he saw some police officers and informed them of what had occurred. PC Graham and Sergt. Wilson spoke to finding one of the women crouching in a recess in the yard of a house in Liddell Street. Accused pleaded not guilty. The magistrates taking into consideration the fact that they had been in custody for some time, committed them only for one day. Margaret Harker, in conjunction with Robert Jackson and Thos. Bell, were charged with loitering in Liddell Street, supposed for the purpose of committing a felony, on the 13th inst. PC Graham and Sergt. Wilson gave evidence in support of the charge. Chief Constable Huish said he had made enquiries concerning the accused and had found that they had all been convicted for larceny. Harker made her 47th appearance, Thos. Bell his 6th appearance and Jackson his 8th appearance. The last named had been imprisoned for shop-breaking and robbery with violence. The charge was stoutly denied by the accused who were each committed to prison for a month with hard labour.? For an image of her accomplice Janet Sanderson see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/27342884894/in/album-72157.... 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Robert Jack

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Name: Robert Jack Arrested for: False Pretences Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 12 January 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-63-Robert Jack The Shields Daily News for 12 January 1905 reports: "At the North Shields Police Court today, Robert Jacks, ships' steward, belonging to Greenock, was charged with obtaining 10s by false pretences, from Charles Swain, tailor and clothier, Bedford Street. The prosecutor said that at a quarter to 12 on the 6th inst., the prisoner came to his shop and was measured for a suit of clothes. He stated that he was going to Glasgow to get married, and also said that he was going to be paid off from the steamer Brighton on the following morning. Before leaving the shop he obtained a loan of 10s, promising to call next day to have the coat and waistcoat tried on and to repay the loan. On Monday morning , the 9th inst., witness made inquiries at the shipping office regarding the steamer Brighton and found that it had been paid off on the 31st ult. In answer to the magistrates witness said that he had known the prisoner since last summer, having met him on the Midnight Sun, with which vessel he had some business dealings. Supt. Robt. Walton of the Board of Trade, stated that the Brighton was paid off on the 31st ult. and that the prisoner then received all the money that was due to him. Detective Sergt. Scougal said he arrested the prisoner on a warrant on board the steamer Pocklington at Tyne Dock on the 11th inst. and charged him. The accused replied "I had no intention of defrauding. If he had waited until the weekend, I would have paid". The accused stated that after ordering the suit he asked Mr Swain for the loan of a few shillings, and he lent him ten. One of the officers of the Brighton had £4 belonging to him and he intended to get that money on the following day and repay Mr Swain. He was unable to obtain it, however. The Mayor warned the prisoner to be very careful in his statement in future and fined him 10s and costs or fourteen days". 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Wilhelmina Fletcher, arrested for stealing Wilhelmina Fletcher, arrested for stealing

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James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes

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John T. Keating, arrested for stealing sash weights

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Name: John T. Keating Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 10th September 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-57-John T Keating For an image of his accomplice Charles Johnson see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/6628453871/in/album-721576.... The Shields Daily News for 10 September 1904 reports: "NORTH SHIELDS YOUTHS SENT TO PRISON. At North Shields Police Court today, two youths named respectively John T. Keating and Charles Johnson were each committed to prison for stealing four sash weights value 5s, the property of Messrs S.G. Ward and Son, from a house in Stewart's Bank on the 6th." This wasn't to be Keating's last offence. The Shields Daily News 19 September 1905 reports: ?THEFT OF BEER AT NORTH SHIELDS. At North Shields Police Court today, John Legg, Thomas Codling and John T. Keating, young men, were charged with stealing from the warehouse of Messrs Gray and Son, wharfingers, Liddell Street, 10 gallons of beer, valued at 14s, on the 11th inst. Joseph Gunn, manager for the prosecutors, said that in consequence of something that had previously happened he concealed himself in the warehouse on the 11th inst. At 8.50pm Legg and Keating entered the yard and made their way to the beer shed. He came out of hiding and caught the two men named and sent for the police. PC Graham said he arrested the accused and searched them. In the possession of Legg he found three spiles, which he said he used to stop the beer after he tapped the barrel. Witness afterwards charged all three. Legg replied ?I did not steal all that.? Codling said: ?I never stole that much? and Keating answered ?The same for me?. On being formally charged the accused pleaded guilty and they were each committed to prison for one month?. For an image of his accomplice, John Legg, see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/24138890482/in/album-72157.... The Shields Daily News for 18 November 1907 reports: "At North Shields Police Court today before Coun. Sanderson and Mr Jas. Walton, George Edward Whiting (20), Robert Richardson (18), John Thomas Keating (22) and Jos. Walker (19) were charged with breaking and entering, between 6pm on Nov. 15th and 9am on Nov. 16th, marine store at Black Cock Quay, Clive Street, and stewaling therefrom a cash box containing 4s 6d in money, a pair of opera glasses, value 10s, and a number of foreign coins, valued 1s, the property of Messrs Morris and Coy. Solomon Morris, who trades under the style of Morris and Co., said he left the premises secure at six pm last Friday and next morning he found that they had been broken into and the money and goods mentioned in the charge were missing. Witness found that an entrance had been effected by forcing away a board which had been nailed across a window. Inspector Proud said he apprehended Whiting at a house in Union Stairs. He then went to South Shields and received Richardson into custody from the police. He had been arrested while offering the opera glasses in pledge. Witness arrested Keating and Walker in an attic in Liddell Street. He jointly charged the four men with breaking and entering the premises and stealing a cash box containing 4s 6d, a pair of opera glasses and a number of foreign coins. Whiting replied: "I have nothing to say". Richardson said: "I can say there was only 2s 6d in the cash box and we shared it out, receiving 8d each". Keating's answer was "I have nothing to say; it's true" and Walker replied "I have nothing to say; that's right." Witness recovered the opera glasses and coins from the South Shields police and found the cash box in Linskill Bank leading from Clive Street to the Ropery Banks. The accused who had nothing further to say, were committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions." The Shields Daily News for 3 January 1908 reports from Northumberland Quarter Sessions: "SHOPBREAKING AT TYNEMOUTH. Joseph Walker, 19, labourer; John Thomas Keating, 22, labourer; Robert Richardson, 18, miner and George Edward Whiting, 20, cartman, all pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering the shop of Messrs Morris and C. and stealing a cash box, a pair of opera glasses, a number of foreign coins and the sum of 4s 6d in money ... Inspector Proud, in answer to the Bench, said all the lads had been previously convicted. The Chairman said they wished to give two of the prisoners a chance to reform. Therefore they sentenced Walker to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour, under the Borstal system, and Richardson was discharged on entering into his own recognisances of £5 to be of good behaviour for twelve months. Keating, whose record was commented on by the Bench as being a very bad one, and who was described by the Chairman as the leader of the gang, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour and Whiting to three months' with hard labour." For an image of Keating's accomplice Robert Richardson see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/18447897895/in/album-72157.... 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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. 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James E Howe, arrested for stealing money

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Name: James E Howe Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 19 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-93-James E Howe The Shields Daily News for 19 September 1906 reports: "At North Shields Police Court today, William Nichols and James E. Howe, boys, were summoned for having stolen from a house in Grey's Yard, Bird Street, on the 13th inst. 4d, the monies of Philip Thomasela, ice cream vendor. Prosecutor, through an interpreter, stated that he had missed money from his house and suspecting the accused who came to his place he marked eight pennies, putting four in his pocket and the remainder on a shelf. In the afternoon of the date named they came to his house. Howe asked him if he wanted any milk and he replied "Not today". They remained about the place and subsequently he missed the fourpence. He accused them of having stolen it. Nichol said he had sixpence, but he bought a packet of tabs getting 5d in change. He made him produce the coppers and he found the four marked coins. He sent for the police but they left before the officers arrived. John Guthery, an engraver, who lives opposite the prosecutor, said that from what he was told he kept observation upon the prosecutor's house and saw the two prisoners enter. He afterwards saw the prosecutor examine certain coppers which the prisoner Nichol had produced and heard him say that they were marked and that they were his. Sergt. Hall said he arrested and charged the prisoners. Nichol replied "We took it and Howe got half" and Howe replied "I got a penny". Prisoners were further charged with having stolen 5s from the same house on the 6th inst. This charge was denied. This was Nichol's first appearance, but Howe had been three times previously before the court, the last time in 1904 when he was charged with stealing 5s from the person, his father being bound over for twelve months. The magistrates remanded Nichol until tomorrow with a view to his father being bound over and committed Howe to prison for 14 days in the second division." 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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Andrea Laudano

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Name: Andrea Laudano Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 21st July 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-63-Andrea Laudano The Shields Daily Gazette for 8 August 1904 reports: "At North Shields, Andrea Laudino, Italian ice cream vendor, was charged with stealing a pony, value £8, the property of Bernardo Bianci, between the 13th and 19th of July. Prosecutor said that he was an ice cream vendor, and on the night of the 18th ult. he fastened up his pony in a stable in Upper Camden Street. Next morning he found that the stable and hay loft doors had been broken down, and the pony taken away. He had dismissed the prisoner from his employ five weeks previously. Chas. Campbell, Ponteland, deposed to purchasing the pony from the prisoner for £2. The man told him that the ice cream trade was bad and he wanted to get out of the country. PC Lishman deposed to arresting the prisoner, who pleaded guilty, and Detective Thornton spoke to recovering the pony with the prisoner's assistance. Accused stated that the prosecutor owed him 35s, and he took repayment by selling the pony for £2. He was committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions". The Morpeth Herald and Reporter, 22 October 1904 reported from the Northumberland Quarter Sessions trials: "Andrea Laudeno (28) ice cream vendor, pleaded guilty to stealing a pony from Bernando Branchi at Tynemouth on July 19th - One month". Sadly this wasn't to be Laudano's last brush with the law. The Shields Daily News for 2 September 1905 reports: "Andrea Laudano (28), an Italian, was remanded for eight days on a charge of stealing from a house in Grey's Yard, Bird Street, on the 19th ult. a shirt and a pair of boots of the value of 7s 6d, the property of Phillip Tomaselli". 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.

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