At Hertford County Sessions Alfred Huckle, of Mill Green, Essendon, was summoned for having in his possession five pheasants’ eggs on May 20. He admitted the offence.
PC Bushnell said that on May 20, at 5.40 p.m., he saw the defendant coming down New Road, Letty Green. He was looking into the hedge, and when the witness got up to the defendant he searched him, and found five pheasants’ eggs upon him, which he took possession of. The eggs were taken off Mr Wodehouse’s land. The defendant said he picked the eggs up in the road.
The Clerk: ‘But you knew they did not belong to you.’
A fine of 5 shillings, including costs, was imposed. Mr Wodehouse did not adjudicate in the case, the chair being occupied by Mr Pearson.