Goods Yard Food Raid – Denaby Man Sent To Gaol

September 1945

South Yorkshire Times, September 15 1945

Goods Yard Food Raid
Denaby Man Sent To Gaol

George Sewell (39), labourer, of Loversall Street, Denaby, was at Doncaster West Riding Court on Friday sent to prison for three months stealing lard and margarine valued at £2 18s 6d., the property of the L. N. E. R. Company, from the Company’s goods yard at Conisbrough; and for breaking and entering a warehouse and stealing gas mantels and other goods, valued at 14s. 11d., the property of Arthur Drabble.

It was stated that most of the property concerned in the second charge was recovered from Conisbrough Crags and from Sewell’s lodgings.

Sewell said he was tempted as he was down and out. He hid the fats in the coal house at his lodgings.

David Godber (52), miner, with whom Sewell lodged in Loversall Street, pleaded guilty to receiving lard and margarine, and to a further offence of supplying ration goods unlawfully, and was fined a total of £6.