Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 25 March 1911
Larceny at Denaby
Edward Clarke, miner, Denaby was charged with stealing a pair of trousers, a pair of boots, a shirt, and a silk muffler from the house of Matthew Ross, when he was lodging.
Matthew Ross, miner of 67 Tickhill St, Denaby, said the prisoner came to lodge with him in February last. He obtained work at the Cadeby colliery and worked there until March 11. On that day he left his house, and he had not been seen him until that morning in court. He found that his trousers were missing, also silk muffler, and a blue-and-white striped shirt. The value of the articles would be 7/6. When the prisoner did not return, he made some enquiries and learned that he had drawn his money at the colliery, and had left the place.
John Gibson, miner, also lodge with Ross at 67 Tickhill St. He went to work on Saturday, 11 March at 5:30 am and the prisoner was then in bed. Witness saw the prisoner the same day outside the post office, Denaby, as he was returning from work about 5 o’clock. Since then he had not seen him until after he was arrested. Looking round the house he missed his cap and a pair of brown boots, together valued at 8/–. He reported it to the landlord (Ross) and the police were informed.
PC Grimshaw, stationed at New Conisborough stated that he received the prisoner for the County Police at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The prisoner was wearing several of the articles at the time.
The prisoner said the articles were lent to him by Mrs Ross, the landlady and he was sorry he had not returned them. He admitted pawning the silk muffler.
Prisoner was committed to prison for 14 days hard labour.