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. 2, No. 55 ] SATURDAY, 18th., JANUARY, 1868 [ Price 1d.

LOCAL AND DISTRICT PETTY SESSIONS
Brierley Hill - Thursday.

STEALING COAL:- Wm.Baker, a horse driver, in the employ of the company, was charged with stealing 40lbs. weight of coal, the property of the Great Western Railway Company. Geo.Harris, watchman on the Great Western Railway, at Brettell Lane station, said he was on duty that morning about half past six, when he saw prisoner get onto a loaded coal truck, and throw off the lump of coal produced. He then jumped down, picked up the coal, and carried it off towards his home. Witness followed him and stopped him, when he asked the witness to forgive him. Witness them gave him into custody. Large quantities of coal had been previously missed from trucks. Benjamin Hickman, a constable in the employ of the company, corroborated the evidence of the previous witness. Mr.Arms, goods agent, said he was instructed to press the case on account of the great number of similar robberies. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was committed to prison for twenty one days with hard labour.