Theft of cauliflower plants

Hertfordshire Mercury, 8th June 1907


Cheshunt Petty Sessions

Alfred Arthur Livings, of Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, was charged with stealing from a field at St Andrew’s Lane, on June 5th, 350 cauliflower plants, value 4 shillings, the property of Mr George Oyler. Defendant pleaded guilty and elected to be dealt with summarily. P.S. Balcombe stated that early that morning he saw the defendant carrying a bag at Goffs Oak containing plants. When questioned he said that Mr Smith, his landlord, gave them to him, But Mr Smith said he knew nothing about them.

George Oyler, junr, of Owls Farm, Flamstead End, indentified the plants and valued them at 4 shillings.

Defendant said he pleaded guilty to having the plants, but they did not come from Mr Oyler’s place.

He was fined 10 shillings and costs or 14 days. A week was allowed for payment.

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