Retford & Gainsborough Times (1881)
POLICE INTELLIGENCE: BRIGG PETTY SESSIONS: TUESDAY: LARCENY BY MORRIS DANCERS [Messingham and New Brumby, Lincs.]
Retford & Gainsborough Times,
14th Jan.1881, No.559, p.2c
Report of court proceedings. Five men from Messingham entered
a shop in New Brumby "dressed as morris dancers and disguised."
They unsuccessfully asked for money and after they had left, it
was noticed that 2 tins of preserved fish had disappeared. In
court the men admitted the offence but claimed in mitigation that
they were under the influence of drink at the time, a quantity of
liquor having been given to them during the day.
Messingham, Lincs. (SE8904); New Brumby, Lincs. (SE8909)
Morris Dancers; Larceny; Theft; Court Case
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00220
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