Stealing wheat at Hertford

Hertfordshire Mercury, 20th November 1915


At the Hertford Borough Police Court yesterday (Friday) Henry Evans and Arthur Livings, carmen in the employ of Messrs A. McMullen & Co., seed merchants, were charged with stealing on the previous day a sack of wheat, valued at 25s., the property of their employers.

P.s. Wright gave evidence showing that the defendants took the corn to Mr G. R. Martin, the landlord of the Great Northern Tavern, and sold it to him for 6s., and he read out statements which the defendants made to him admitting the theft and disposal of the corn.

Mr Percy Medcalf, a director of Messrs McMullen & Co., stated that he identified the corn, as it had some clover mixed with it.  The corn was locked up at the warehouse, but when it was missed he went and found that the staple to the door, which was padlocked, had been pulled out, thus giving access to the building.

The defendants were remanded until next Thursday, bail being allowed in the sum of £10 each, and a surety of £10.  James Nunn, of The Folly, stood bail for Evans, and Mr Medcalf for Livings.

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