Ferreting about - another case dismissed

Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th January 1931


Jim Marshall, of Woolmer Green, a caravan dweller, was summoned as a person suspected of coming from land where he had been in search of game at Tewin, there being found in his possession a catapult, a stone and a ferret on January 1 .

P.C. Turner said he was on duty in New Road, and at about 12 noon he saw defendant walking along the road. He noticed his boots were wet and muddy, and he suspected him of been in search of game.

Marshall was carrying something bulky in his jacket pocket , and on witness searching him he found the catapult, stone and ferret .

Defendant, who pleaded not guilty, said he was out looking for a job and had been where the road was very muddy . When asked by the Chairman why he had the ferret with him, he did not answer .

Dismissing the case, Chairman said to defendant : Be more careful what you are doing in future. There was not sufficient evidence to prove that you were doing anything wrong .



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