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By Nicola Gauld
On This Day, 30 August 1917
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Birmingham Daily Post
Thursday 30 August 1917
GERMAN PRISONER CAPTURED IN BIRMINGHAM
A German naval prisoner named Rudolph Kruschuk was charged that he, being an alien enemy, travelled more than five miles from his registered place of abode without a permit.
Prisoner was released from an internment camp on July 12 to work for Mr. H. R. Pheysey, Redhall Farm, Broome, near Hegley. He left on Tuesday with the intention of being re-interned, as he did not like the work. Early yesterday morning he was discovered by Police-constable Bloomer sitting on a door-step in Union Passage, Birmingham. When spoken to by the constable prisoner said in broken English he was having a rest.
Superintendent Thomas Hinde, of the Stourbridge police, said he was informed that the man had left the farm with the intention of going to Stourbridge to make arrangements for his re-internment, but he failed to report himself. The farmer gave an indifferent report of the man, who was not adapted to farm work.
Prisoner, through Inspector Tudor, who acted as interpreter, said he intended to report himself at Stourbridge, but came to Birmingham and got drunk.
He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.