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Retford & Gainsborough Times (1881)

Source:
[Anon. (Auth.)]
POLICE INTELLIGENCE: BRIGG PETTY SESSIONS: TUESDAY: LARCENY BY MORRIS DANCERS [Messingham and New Brumby, Lincs.]
Retford & Gainsborough Times, 14th Jan.1881, No.559, p.2c

Report of court proceedings. Five men from Messingham entered a shop in New Brumby "dressed as morris dancers and disguised." They unsuccessfully asked for money and after they had left, it was noticed that 2 tins of preserved fish had disappeared. In court the men admitted the offence but claimed in mitigation that they were under the influence of drink at the time, a quantity of liquor having been given to them during the day.

Index Terms:
Locations: Messingham, Lincs. (SE8904); New Brumby, Lincs. (SE8909)
Years: Occurred 1881
Subjects: Morris Dancers; Larceny; Theft; Court Case
Archives: Ref.: TD00220

Indexed by Dave Crowther. Last updated Apr.2005

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