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Colwyn Boy's Adventures at Rhyl. A PACK OF UNTRUTHS. On Friday, at a special Police Court, be- fore Mr. G. A. Taverner (presiding) and Mr. J. Frimston, a lad named Alfred Owens, aged 14, of Rose-lane, Mynydd Isa', Buck- ley, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a bicycle the property of James Henry Evans, of the Birmingham Arms Hotel, Rhvl. It was stated that the bicycle was left outside a workshop in John-street, Rhyl, on November 30th, and disappeared. P.S. Dempsey said that he received infor- mation as to the theft of the machine, and on December ist he saw the defendant with it in Sisson-street. He asked him to account for it, and the lad said it belonged to him. Witness replied that he knew the machine, and as he believed it had been stolen he took the defendant into custody. Defendant then said that he had walked from Mold in search of work, and that he had neither father nor mother. However, inquiries made at Mold showed that what defendant had said was untrue. The boy had a father, who lived at Raynes-terrace, Penmaenrhos, Old Colwyn, but his mother was dead. The boy had been on a farm with his uncle at Buckley, but ran away from there because of the untruths he told. On arriving at Rhvl the lad had called at a house in Bot- anic-terrace, and represented to a lady that his father was coming from Rhewl, and had taken an empty house next door. He asked to be allowed to stay there until his father came with the furniture, adding that the lady was well known to his parents. That was untrue, as was a story the defend- ant told of having secured a place with a bootmaker in Rhyl at 6s. 6d. per week. The boy stayed in the house one night, and at eight o'clock the next morning left to go to work, returning at one o'clock to dinner. He had no situation, but stole the bicycle. Inspector Pearson said he had ascertain- ed that the defendant's father was a very respectable hard-working man at Old Col- wvn, and had lost his wife. He had seven children, and some eight months ago sent the defendant to his uncle's farm at Bucklev. In reply to the Bench, the defendant ad- mitted that all the stories he had told were untrue, and added that his uncle had threatened to send him home for telling a story about feeding the cows. The Chairman said the Bench did not want to make a criminal of the lad, and they sympathised with the father, who was a respectable man. On that account they bound the defendant over to be of good behaviour for 12 months, and accepted the father as a surety.

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