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I I A FVE YEARS' RETROSPECT.j

IBoy's Escapade I

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I Boy's Escapade GOES TO LIVERPOOL WITH STOLEN MONEY. The story of a young boy's remarkable escapade was told at the Juvenile Court yesterday, when Wm. David Morgan (12), 18, Hedley terrace, was charged with stealing JE4 10s. in cash and also a leather liurss, belonging to Daniel Mor- gan, his adopted father. Mrs. Morgan, 18, Hedley terrace, said that the boy was her adopted son. On Sunday, June 8th, she had left money to the value of £ 4 10s. in a drawer in the kitchen, and at about 11.30 p.m. the same day it was missing. The drawer was locked in the morning, as it was also in the evening when she discovered the loss. The boy had left the house at about noon that day and didnot return until noon on the 10th. I P.S. George stated that at about 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10th, he saw de- p. m on Tuesda- fendant at his house, and in the presence of his father and mother charged him with stealing the money. When cautionad defendant said:- "I took the money. I opened the drawer with a key I found in my father a pocket. Myself and two other boys then went down to Allegri's shop to get a cooler each, for which I paid with a 10s. note. We then took a ohar-a-bano to Swansea and slept that night (Sunday) m a railway carriage. On Monday we went to Neath and spent the day in Neath Park, and caught the 6.50 train to Liverpool. We left Liverpool by the 11.50 train for Cardiff, where we booked for Llanelly, arriving here between 9 and 10 on Tuesday morning, afterwards going down the beach. I paid one of the boys' fare from Swansea to Liverpool and back to Llanelly." The Presiding Mf^istrate (Mr. F. R. Nevill) commented upon the extreme seriousness of the offence, but allowed for the boy's youth and bound him over in I the sum of E5 to be of good behaviour for 12 months.

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