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BETTING ON FOOTBALL.

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BETTING ON FOOTBALL. Using premises for the pnrpose of l e M i on football was the charge at L; Police-court on Monday, against Harris, a boiler fitter, of Kenning-I'm i >- gardens, who was summoned for Dial e ot. Mr. R. 1). Muir, appearing for ib- tion, said complaints had been made is 1 « Director of Public Prosecutions by iii charge of several of his Majesty's shi,;H a ::) the dissemination amongst, persons on board the ships—petty officers and sram»n aiid others—of large numbers of betting slip. in- viting them to bet on football match u- teetive-Inspector Eustace went to ( 1 > 1 a Dockyard, and started & eorresjxmdeni 1 t the defendant, the officer describing im t as an A.B. on H.M.S. Inflexible. A 11 n of betting cards were received from <h dr- fendant for the purpose of inducing pt a on board the ship to bet; with him on foot- ball matches. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was ordered to pay a fine of JB100 and .£15 los. costs, or go to prison for three months.

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