Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 26 August 1931
Smart Sentences on Doncaster Poachers.
Smart penalties were imposed by the Doncaster West Riding magistrates yesterday on two men who pleaded guilty to night-poaching in Edlington Wood, near Doncaster, Monday night.
The men were William Henry Briggs, miner, of Edenthorpe, who was sent to prison for six months, and ordered to find sureties against his committing poaching offence in the next two years, or m default a further six months’ imprisonment: and Herbert Wilkinson, labourer, of Conisborough , who was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment, and ordered to find sureties for similar purpose over 12 months, or in default an extra one month’s imprisonment.
Both men had previous convictions, and it was stated that they were a party of four men, the other two getting away.