Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 01 August 1902
A Mail Driver Sent To Prison.
At the Leeds Assizes on Saturday, Herbert Crowther, a mail cart driver. Rotherham, was charged with stealing a post letter and penny stamp, the property of His Majesty’s Postmaster General at Rawmarsh, on the 19th June. 1902.
Prisoner pleaded guilty. It was stated by the prosecution.
Mr. Hobson appeared for the Crown.
That the letter in question was posted in the usual way at the Denaby Main Post Office, but it never reached its destination.
A post-office official Waded that they had received complaints of the loss of 10 letters containing postal orders within the period of one month. Since the prisoner bad been invested the complaints had ceased.
Prisoner had nothing to say.
He was sent to prison for six months with hard labour.