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Frank Reitoold, fireman, arrested for indecent behaviour


Name: Frank Reitoold Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 2 May 1907 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-107-Frank Retoold The Shields Daily News for 2 May 1907 reports: "INDECENT CONDUCT. SIX MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT. At North Shields Police Court today, Frank Reitfold, a fireman, belonging to Antwerp, was charged with behaving in an indecent manner in Christ Church Yard and Preston Road shortly after nine o'clock last night. Evidence was given by two or three ladies who had been insulted by the accused and by Sergt. Charlton who arrested him, on receiving information from two of the ladies. The prisoner, who is a middle-aged man, was severely reprimanded by the chairman (Mr Chas. Foot) for his disgraceful conduct and he was sent to prison for three months with hard labour on each charge." 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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