Year’s Gaol for Denaby Miner

March 1958

South Yorkshire Times March 22, 1958

Year’s Gaol for Denaby Miner

Sending a 26 years old Denaby miner to prison for a year, Mr F S Newborne, Chairman Doncaster West, Riding Court on Tuesday, told him, “You seem to have embarked on a way of easy living.”

The magistrates were told that the man had obtained money on the pretence of selling coal.

The defendant, Samuel Donald Davies. of Firbeck Street, Denaby pleaded guilty to three offences of money from Dorothy Taylor, Elizabeth Lohan and Mark Barnett and asked for 16 other offences, involving a total of £127 to be taken into consideration.

He was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for each of the four offences, the sentences to run consecutively. He was stated to have previous convictions.

The Magistrates were told that the offences were committed in Mexborough, Denaby and Conisbrough.