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"DAMEROUS ALIEN" DEFENCE OF REALM CHARGE AT ABERAVON At Aberavon on Monday. H. Svensen. a. Norwegian, was charged with failing to notify his change of address. Supt. Ben Evans said the n:an left for Swansea on the 11th October, but did not notify the Dolice. lie was a dangerous alien, and he asked either tor recommendation for de- portation or a heavy 'penalty.—Sergt. T. Oavitsi Neath, said the man came to tbp division in June. Since the date of the offence he had notified the change.—Mr wis M. Thomas defended. Tip defendant, giving evidence, said from what he understood he was born in Xorwaj, and when It or 15 months old he was brought to this country and had lived at. Swansea all his life. and had not been to Norway since. His father, who was not naturalised, Lived at Mumbles. Jl" was educatrd at Swansea National Schools, and had played football for local to-anje. During the past six years lit; had reprteentad the Norwegian Consul at Port Talbot, but owing- to the requirements of the Defence cf the Realm Act ho lu-fl c.,har.ed his address from 1! KCllsi- ton-c.riecemt, Swansea, to Port Talbot. On tile date in question he went to the Mumbles to see his sister, whose husband had been reported drowned. He intended returning to Port Talbot, bv.t lost the tra m and stayed at his old address. C,rocs-exwniue,ci by Supt. Hen Events, the defendant said that for the last four years lie had also represented a linn of ship f handlers He had a pass on the docks a< Swansea and Port Talbot, but he had siiven it up now. o In reply to Mr. Lewis Thomas, defen- dant denied that he had given any troubl e to the police at Port Talbot. The Bench tound that the offence had lwen coninutted, and a-sked Supt. Ben Evaus what ho knew of the defendant. ::3rt. McGovcra, giving evidence, .-aid lie unci known the defendant for three years, and the police had had several com- plaints tram Norwegian captains to the effect that w "I s reprosc-n-ting himself as Norwegian Vice-Consul. He uas also using the Vice-Consul's stamp without authority. Communication hid passed between the police, the military authorities and the Home Office, with the result that his pass was withdrawn last week, and an application by the defen- dant at the Port Talbot Docks Office tor renewal was refused. Witness said that to some extent the defer dart was covered by the Vice-Consul at Swansea. A fine of -to was imp-ost-u.

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