Sheffield Independent – Tuesday 01 November 1887
Garden Robberies at Denaby Main
Tom Whitehead, labourer at the Denaby Main Colliery, was charged with having stolen four cabbages, belonging to Chas. Rodgers underviewer at the colliery.
The complainant stated that on Sunday morning a policeman informed him of a. robbery having taken place in his garden. He went there and found damage had been done to the amount of Is. 6d.
Police-constable Midgley deposed that on Saturday he saw Whitehead in the garden, cutting red cabbages, which he carried away in his hand. When the man had got out of the ground, he asked him where he got his cabbages from.
He replied, ” I bought them from a man in Mexbro’.”
The police-man told him he saw where the cabbages came from, and the defendant then said, “Oh, if you know, all right.”
The defendant was fined 20s including costs