On This Day
On This Day, 26 July 1917
Thursday 26 July 1917
CHARGE OF STEALING BRASS
Before the Stipendiary (Lord Ilkeston), at the Birmingham Police Court, today, Richard Giblin (34), general dealer, 15 court, 3 house, Coleman Street, was charged with stealing 2 1/2 owt. of brass, valued at 25 12s., belonging to Shaw’s and Willenhall, Ltd., brassfounders, Clayton Road, Saltley.
About three o’clock yesterday afternoon, Police-constable Evans noticed prisoner loitering near prosecutor’s works in Devon Street and keeping him under observation for some time saw him place two bags in a handcart. Looking inside the officer saw two other bags, and asking prisoner what the bags contained, he replied “Only dirt.”
Prisoner was sent for trial at the Sessions.