Robbing Somnolent Cyclist

September 1897

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 06 September 1897

Robbing Somnolent Cyclist.

On Saturday, Richard Rawlings, moulder, and Sarah Blackburn, were charged before the West Riding Magistrates with stealing 2s. 6d. from the person of John Fuller, labourer, New Denaby, on the 29th ult.

Prosecutor was coming from Barmbro’ to Denaby on his bicycle, and having had too much drink to ride safely he laid down the side of the road, and whilst doling tie female prisoner came and took half-crown out of his pocket.  He got up and said ‘that’s mine,” when the male prisoner came, and both prisoners threatened him.

He followed them to Doncaster, and then gave information to the police.  The female prisoner alleged that prosecutor gave the money to her.

The male prisoner was committed to prison for 21 days, and the female, against whom there were previous convictions, for three months.