Up to his knees in it !

Hertfordshire Mercury, 29th January 1916


At Cheshunt Petty Sessions, John Cole, of 1 Prospect Place, Blindman’s Lane, Cheshunt, a carman, was charged with stealing two fire bricks, value 1 shilling, from a truck at Cheshunt railway station.  The Bench fined him 30 shillings.

His son George, however, had been charged, in the previous case, with stealing about one and a half tons of manure, value 12 shillings, also from a truck at Cheshunt station, the manure being the property of Cheshunt Experimental Station.

According to the evidence of the police, and Mr A. B. Lister, secretary and director of the Experimental Station, the defendants had been engaged to cart manure from the station.  During the day, they had watched the son who was doing the carting and, as a result, they had found a van load of manure on his father’s premises.

For the offence, the Bench imposed a fine of 30 shillings.


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