Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 08 August 1927
Fine No Deterrent
Thief Sent to Prison on His Second Appearance
Having been fined for theft at Doncaster Saturday week, Ralph Norman Bromley, labourer, who, it was stated, native of Bishop Auckland, went straight to Conisborough, and the same day committed another offence, which resulted in his being sentence to six months’ imprisonment at Doncaster last Saturday.
Bromley pleaded guilty to stealing, as bailee, a bicycle, value £6, the property of Harry Croft, and also obtaining food false pretences from Elizabeth Croft, of New Hill, Conisborough.
Police-superintendent Minty said after the prisoner left the Court last Saturday he went to Mrs. Croft’s house at Conisborough, and asked her if she could find him lodgings.
He said he had come from Bishop Auckland, and had been signed on at the Cadeby Colliery, and had also been signed on to play football by the Denaby Club. The football club, he said, had paid half his railway fare. Mrs. Croft took him in, and later he borrowed her son’s bicycle and disappeared.