Crime in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Mercury, 20th February 1926
Whilst the number of cases to be tried before Justice Horridge at Hertford this week was above average for the Winter Assizes , it is pleasing to record an entire absence of serious crime.
One person was indicted for manslaughter, the charge being dismissed; four prisoners appeared to answer charges of poaching, and the same number for breaking and entering houses, three for stealing and two for robbery with violence. The last-mentioned charge was probably the most serious on the list, and judging from the sentences for this offence, the highwaymen of the present day do not get much encouragement to pursue their nefarious calling.
The police were to be congratulated on the absence of crime which usually calls for serious comment from the judge. Hertfordshire, unlike the past, at present has a reputation as a law-abiding county, and we trust its good name will not be besmirched in the future.