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SALE IF WORK Nl LEBBiBY PARK.

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DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT,…

PENDOCK. I

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PENDOCK. I ARSON CHARGE AT THØ Assizm.-At Worces- tershire Assizes on Wednesday, before the Lord Chief Justice, Allen Herbert Roberts (22), labourer, and John James (23), labourer, were charged with setting fire to two ricks, belonging to Thomas Jeffes, at Pendock. Mr. H. G. Farrant prosecuted, and Mr Coventry defended James. Evidence was given showing that when arrested Roberts made a statement to the effect that they set fire to the ricks. He was led away by James, who had been discharged by Mr. Jeffes and had a grudge against him. Mr. Coventry said that James was not quite sharp (some witnesses agreed), and he took no part in the firiag, but stood by and watched. Roberta, in a written statement, said that he fired one rick and James set fire to the other. James, in the box, denied this, and said that Roberts set fire to both ricks. The Jury found both prisoners guilty, and expressed the view that James was the craftier of the two. Dr Watson, the Prison Surgeon, said James was of feeble intellect. The Lord Chief Justice said he could make no dist rnction between the two. He took into account that they had been in prison for three months, and sentenced them to a further three months' hard labour.

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