Cycle of offending - theft of bicycle at Rickmansworth and elsewhere

Hertfordshire Mercury, 10th February 1906


John Shepherd, painter, pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle, the property of John Edward Jones, at Rickmansworth, on October 19th last.

Mr. Murphy, who prosecuted, said that on the morning of October 19th a bicycle was taken from Mr Jones’s shop at Rickmansworth, and the prisoner was seen the next day riding the bicycle, which appeared to have been made for a man with longer legs. Subsequently the prisoner was arrested in Oxfordshire for another offence in Aylesbury, and was sentenced to three months’ hard labour.

Supt. Wood, of Watford, said the man was a confectioner by trade, but for a time had been doing some painting.

It appeared that there was also a warrant out against the prisoner for stealing a bicycle at Henley, and the offence in Aylesbury was for the theft of another bicycle.

There were several previous convictions, and His Lordship sentenced the prisoner to five months’ hard labour.

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