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Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 07 July 1877


Charge of Stealing a Cask of Beer.

— At the Croydon Police Court, Tuesday, Henry Hill, described as labourer, living the Lord Napier beerhouse, Mitcham, was charged with being concerned with another person not in custody, with stealing from a meadow at Common-side, Mitcham, a nine-gallon cask of beer, value 9s., the property of Thomas Baker.

— The prosecutor, a labourer, stated that on Friday evening, shortly before live o’clock, he sent cask of ale into a field of Mr. Askwith’s for some men who were engaged in mowing. On Saturday morning he found the cask empty in Mr. Emerson’s meadow.

– Mr. Askwith stated that on Tuesday, as was cutting a holly hedge, two men whom did not know, but one of whom was the prisoner, came to him and asked to be allowed to cross his field to go to Mrs. Armstrong’s. Witness told them they could not, they would destroy the grass. They said they were the men who were going to cut Baker’s field the next morning, and after some conversation, prisoner got over stile into the field. The other man, however, called the prisoner out, and they went away round by the railway bridge, and by gate into Eastfield. Shortly afterwards, in consequence of bearing some talking, witness went out again, and saw the same two men in Baker’s field, the prisoner carrying beer-cask. Witness went to them, and told them they had no right to go into the field, but they said it was Baker’s field, and they were working for him. Witness, believing it was all right, left them.

— P.-c. 61 stated that from information received from Mr, Baker, he apprehended the prisoner on Monday, in High-street, Mitcham, where he was working as bricklayer’s labourer. On being told the charge the prisoner said, ‘All right; but It is very strange to take a man from his work in this way.’

— Prisoner, who denied that had been in the field spoken of at all, was then remanded till to-day (Saturday).

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