Poached eggs at Standon

Hertfordshire Mercury, 14th July 1906


At Ware Petty Sessions on Tuesday, George Green, late of Colliers End, was charged under the Poaching Prevention Act with being in possession of game eggs on May 2nd, 1905. PC Gravestock stated that on the day in question he was on duty in the Stortford Road, Standon, when he saw the defendant going in the direction of Bishop’s Stortford. He knew him and asked him what he had in his pockets, and the defendant replied bread and cheese. Witness searched him and found 44 pheasant eggs and ten partridge eggs, of which he took possession. Defendant told him he was taking the eggs to Bishop’s Stortford. In answer to the Bench, witness said he thought the defendant was taking the eggs to a gamekeeper. A fine of £5 including costs was inflicted.

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