Prison For Coal Stealing

August 1926

Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 6, 1926

Prison For Coal Stealing

Albert Carmody, a miner, of Denaby, was charged at Doncaster on Tuesday with stealing one cwt. (51 kilos) of coal valued at 2s.

P.C. Rider said that at midnight on August 12th he was in Doncaster Road, Denaby, in company with Sergt. Sparrow, when he saw the defendant coming from the direction of the colliery with a bag of coal on his shoulder.

Carmody said he had picked it on the tips, working about ten hours and moving about 15 tones of dirt to get it. The reason why he was so late was that he was tired and got a lift on a barge.

The Chairman (Mr. J. Dymond) said that these cases were getting too frequent, and defendant would have to go to prison for 14 days.

For stealing coal valued at 1/6, from a truck stationed in the Lowfield sidings at Denaby on August 12th, Edward Davies and John T. Elks, miners, of Denaby, were each fined £1.