Frank Norman, who lives in a converted railway carriage in the grounds of Rye House, was charged with stealing crockery, 2 chairs, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, from Mr A. J. Vince, of Rye House on divers dates, between September 1930 and April 20, 1931.
Mr Vince identified the crockery as his property, and said that he had given defendant work for two days a week .
P.S. Saunders said that at Ware Police Station, defendant in a statement, said that on different dates during the last six months, he had taken various pieces of crockery from the Retainers’ Hall, at Rye House .
It was stated that defendant’s last conviction, 5 years ago, was at Hertford Borough Court, for stealing, and he was sentenced to one month’s hard labour .
Defendant was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment, without hard labour.