In the West Riding Magistrates Court on Monday
last, before Joshua Pollard Esq. and Robert Milligan Esq. a man named Mawson
"a navvy" from Rawden was charged by Austin Dibb, a butcher of
Idle, with stealing from his house on Christmas Day last, a petticoat and a
The prisoner was also charged with
stealing from the premises of Mrs Hick, the George & Dragon Inn, Apperley
Bridge, on the 14th inst, a horse sheet and a piece of sacking.
had entered the premises of both of the prosecutors by the means of
skeleton keys, a number of which were found by Mr Ingham, constable, when
searching the prisoner's house on Friday the 19th inst.
The charges were fully
proved against him and he was committed for trial at the next York
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