Walter Stringer, labourer, of Flitwick, was charged with taking three partridge eggs, at Hexton, on April 24th. James Smith, a gamekeeper in the employment of Mr Hodgson, of Hexton House, said that he saw Stringer take three eggs out of a partridge’s nest on the roadside, and then go on with his horse and cart. On the defendant being searched half an hour later no eggs were found in his possession. P.C. Snow gave similar evidence. The defendant said he took up the eggs, which were lying on the bank, and at once threw them back again. He was fined 10 shillings including costs.
Arthur N______, Alfred S_______ and Albert Lunson, lads, were charge with playing football in the street at Hitchin on April 23rd.