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On This Day, 21 April 1917

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Birmingham Daily Post

Saturday 21 April 1917

BIRMINGHAM MAN DISCHARGED.

At the Wolverhampton Quarter Sessions, yesterday, Frederick Dugard (55), spring-maker, of Windsor Place, 1 house, back of 24, Wheeler Street, Birmingham, was indicted for breaking and entering the shop of Messrs. W. Corke and Son (Limited), Queen Street, Wolverhampton, and stealing 41 gold and silver watches, 69 gold rings, 93 brooches, and other articles, value £800. He was also charged with receiving a gold watch value £28, the property of Messrs. Corke, knowing it to have been stolen. Detective-inspector Wright (Birmingham) said prisoner told him he bought the watch from a Canadian soldier for £12. After hearing evidence the jury found the prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged.

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