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BURGLARIES AT LEDBURY AND YARKHILL. Railway Booking OfFisa Broken Into. I Church Poor Box Rifled. I Three Arrests Near Hereford. I On Saturday night last, despite the fact that the night porter was on duty, the booking office at Ledbury Railway station was burglariously entered, and a sum of money, not less than 9s 7d, and probably more, was taken. The thief, or rather thieves, for there was more than one, had effected an entrance by climbing on top of the bookstall erection of Messrs Wyman and Sons, and breaking a window and by this means had gained access to the booking office. Here drawers had been pulled open and the place ransacked in the search for money, and in the parcel office adjoining, the same search for money had taken place, and a sum amount- ing at least to 98 7d had been taken, also a pair of boot belonging to one of the porters, Lewis Christopher, who resides with his parents in Homend-street, Ledbury. The matter was reported to the police, and inquiries were at once instituted. On Sunday also it was discovered that Yark- hill Church had been entered, and the poor box rifled of its contents. The affair was reported to P.O. Matthews, of Tarrington, with the result that later in the day he arrested three men at Clehonger, near Hereford, and lodged them in the county gaol. Their names are John Bateman (29), Herbert Bateman (25), and Charles Bateman (24), and they state that they are brothers and seamen. The three men were brought before Mr Spencer H Bickham at Ledbury Police Court on Monday morning on the charge of burglari- ously entering Yarkhill Church and stealing money from the poor box, and were remanded for a week. Since their appearance in Court the further charge of burglariously entering the booking office at Ledbury railway station and stealing therefrom 9s 7d, the property of the G.W. R., and a pair of boots, the property of Lewis Christopher, has been preferred against them. Whilst the men were at Ledbury on Monday Sergt. Brierley noticed that one of them was wearing a pair of boots answering the descrip- tion of the boots stolen, and the porter, Christopher, being summoned, identified the boots as his. The men will be formally remanded again next Monday until Wednesday, when the charges will be fully gone into at the usual sitting of the Bench.

LEDBURY COUNCIL SCHOOLS.I

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