GAOLED FOR STEALING BICYCLE
Hertfordshire Mercury, 7th September 1951
Charged with stealing a pedal bicycle value £20 , the property of Sydney Hall , at Welwyn Garden City on August 23 , Derek William Morris (28) , described as a porter of no fixed abode was, at Welwyn Petty Sessions on Friday , sentenced to six months imprisonment. He pleaded guilty .
P.s. Charles Day , of Welwyn Garden City , said he was on duty in Digswell Hill when he saw a man riding a cycle and stopped him.
He asked him if it was his cycle , and , not being satisfied , took him to Welwyn Garden City police station .
Morris there made a statement that he was passing a public house when he saw some cycles outside , and , being ” fed up ” , decided to take one to go to London.
In evidence he said that he was going to leave the cycle in London. He had been on the road three days .
Passing sentence , the chairman of the Bench , Mr T.S. Blowey , said Morris had a terrible record .