The boys could hardly have started housebreaking at a younger age!

Hertfordshire Mercury, 22nd June 1918

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George Saggers (10), and James Saggers (8) were summoned for housebreaking.

Emily Baker, of Well Pond Green, said that on the 1st June, she went out to work but on her return she missed 9s 7d and her husband’s watch.

Police Constable Morley said that the younger boy admitted that they had obtained a ladder and had got into the window.

They took him to a spot in a meadow where they had hidden some of the money, and there found 5s 1d.  The older boy said that he had taken the watch on a previous occasion and had lost it.

Henry William Saggers, a brother of the defendants, said that he had found the watch broken in a meadow, and that he threw it away into the grass.

The boys admitted the offence and were bound over under the Probation Act.

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