The canon's motor car...and a scarf

Hertfordshire Mercury, 30th January 1931

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A young man, of no fixed abode, Leonard Charles Foden, was charged at the Police Court on Tuesday with breaking into the garage of Canon R.V. G. Shaw, at Hunton Bridge, and stealing a motor-car and a woollen scarf.

PS Springett stated that the defendant, after his arrest, said he got into the garage at 2 a.m. through a window, had a sleep in the back of the car, and then pushed it into the road. He could not get the car to start up as it was cold,  and left it in the gateway with the lights on.  He thought someone came out of the front door in a nightdress and  ” got the wind up .”   He left the car and took the scarf .

Defendant , who gave himself up at Maidenhead , was remanded in custody for seven days.

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