Robbery from a Butcher’s Shop at Denaby

May 1879

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 23rd

Robbery from a Butchers Shop at Denaby.

Isaac Nasay, late of Wolverhampton, now of Denaby, was charged with stealing two pounds of beef, value 1s 6d (7 ½ p), the property of Edward Baker, Butcher, Denaby, on the 17th inst.

The prosecutor stated that on Saturday afternoon the prisoner came to the shop and bought and paid for six and half pounds of beef, which he obtained for 4s 3d. He gave Nasay some paper to wrap the meet up with. He was informed that the prisoner had wrapped up the two pounds of beef with the larger piece and he asked him about it. Nasay then became abusive and said he knew nothing of it. A policeman was accordingly sent for, and the prisoner was given into custody. Personally he did not see the prisoner take or wrap up the stolen beef.

Emma Fland, the wife of a miner, deposed that while she was near the prosecutor’s shop she saw the prisoner put a large piece of meat on a smaller one, and then take them both up and wrap them up together.She informed Mr Baker of the occurrence, and the policeman was sent for.

PC Midgley, stated that when he charged prisoner with the offence the latter replied that he did not know anything of the piece of beef.

Prisoner stuck to this statement before the court, but he was sent to prison for 10 days with hard Labour.

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