Birch for Shopbreaking.

January 1919

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 30 January 1919

Birch for Shopbreaking.

Four Denaby boys were brought before the West Riding magistrates at Doncaster yesterday, charged with shopbreaking and theft.

Three of them at ten o’clock at night broke into the shop of Mary Jane Anthony, confectioner and tobacconist, two panes of glass having been removed.

Two of them were caught near the railway embankment, and implicated another boy. The articles removed were valued at 16s.

Three of the boys were concerned in breaking into the shop of Charles William Moody, confectioner and tobacconist, Doncaster Road, Denaby, at 1.30 in the morning of the 17th, and stealing chocolate and cigarettes and 12s 11d. in money.

One boy had previously received six strokes with the birch for a similar offence, and he was ordered to receive six strokes and the other three boys three strokes.

In addition, they were all played under the supervision of the Probation Officer for 12 months