RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 1 ] SATURDAY, 5th., JANUARY, 1867 [ Price 1d.

STAFFORDSHIRE EPIPHANY SESSIONS
County Hall, Staffordshire.

"ROBBERY FROM THE RAILWAY :- James Lister 25, breaksman was put upon his trial on a charge of stealing thirteen bottles of wine, the property of the London & North-Western Railway Company, on the 6th. ultimo. Mr. Mottram prosecuted. Prisoner was in charge of a special goods train, that left Liverpool for the south on the day above named, It was proved in evidence that two hampers of wine were conveyed to Wolverhampton by this train, that the prisoner had opened one of the hampers, and taken from it the bottles mentioned in the inditement, and that before he reached his destination he was in a state of intoxication. One of the witnesses saw him in this state sitting on his 'Locker' with bottle between his knees. Prisoner cross questioned each of the witnesses at great length; and addressed the jury at the conclusion of the case. He was found guilty, and the learned assistant chairman sentenced him to eighteen months imprisonment, accompanying the sentence with a severe rebuke."

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