Martha Agnes VIRGO 1888 - 1964 Blakeney Hill to Birmingham (General)

by 3Broneirian, Thursday, February 08, 2024, 13:55 (68 days ago) @ slowhands

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SIXTEEN previous convictions
against a 53-years-old Welshman were read out at a sitting of the
County
Appeals
Com-
mittee
yesterday
when he
appeared for sentence
On
a
charge of larceny.
The man,
Gwillym
Morgan,
was sent to prison for one year.
A companion in the dock,
25-
years-old
Malcom
Francis, who
admitted two previoug convict-ions, was given a similar sent-ence.
The Deputy Chairman (Mr. P.
M. C. Hayman) told the prisoners that they did not appear to have taken advantage of past leniency.
Mr. J. H. Moss, prosecuting, explained that the men were committed for sentence for the theft of an alarm clock and a blanket from premises at Elmore.
On the
day
after the offence
Francis sold the clock for 2/6d. to a man in
Gloucester.
Mr.
Moss explained that at the Magistrates'
Court Morgan was said
to have been seen in the
City
on the day of the offence, carrying a blanket over his arm.
He at first told the police that he bought it for 25/-.
In a later statement Morgan declared that he had been drinking otherwise he would never have taken the things.
Francis, hig accomplice.
had
made
a
statement explaining
that
Morgan had entered the premises at
Elmore.
It was said that Francis had been living with caravan dwellers in Gloucester, but at the time of the offence he was staying at a Church Army Hostel in the City.
Morgan was said to have been reluctant to give information about his past life.
He had ser-
ved in the Army and in the Merchant
Navy.
He agreed that
since
1948 he had been
"living
rough" in
Gloucester lodging


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