Denaby Main Youth as Stowaway.

July 1931

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 04 July 1931

Denaby Main Youth as Stowaway.

At West Ham, yesterday, John Gallagher (171. a labourer, of Clifton Street, Denaby Main, was charged a stowaway, and pleaded guilty.

Mr. Francis Peregrine said that the motor vessel Opowa left Liverpool on May 25rd, and when at sea next day prisoner was found board. He said he had stowed away, homeless and starving.

The Opowa had its full complement of crew, but the accused was put to work, and there had been no complaint about his conduct.

Mr. Peregrine said the Bench would probably like some inquries made to prisoner’s statement, and the Bench, in ordering a remand, said the probation officer would try to get Gallagher a job.