House Ransacked – Finger Prints Clue In Conisborough Case.

June 1928

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 13 June 1928

House Ransacked.
Finger Prints Clue In Conisborough Case

A charge of breaking into a dwelling-house at Conisborough was heard at the Doncaster West Riding Police Court yesterday against a 21-year old Denaby miner, Patrick Caine, of 56, Annerloy Street, who was sent to prison for six months.

It was stated that on May 25th, Mrs. Floretta Elliott, of Myrtle Villa, Cionisbro’, went on a holiday, and on June1 a friend, with whom she had left the key, looked in the house and found it in order.

Four days later the house was found in disorder, and silver plate and cutlery to the value of £10 10s. was missing.

Police-constable Schofield found finger prints on a butter cooler, and a writing cabinet. These were taken to headquarters at Wakefield.

Prisoner appealed to the magistrates for another chance.

Inspector Varley said the man’s conduct in this case was disgraceful. He did any amount of damage. There were several convictions against the prisoner.

A constable said there was not a room or a drawer in the house which had not been ransacked.