24th May 1880
Reference Numbert18800524-539
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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539. FREDERICK LUCAS (13) , Unlawfully casting stones at certain railway carriages, and endangering the safety of persons travelling.

MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM . Prosecuted. WILLIAM ROS. (Policeman G 272). On 20th May I was in Ray Street, Clerkenwell—I saw the prisoner and another boy on some ruins, throwing stones on the railway—I saw the smoke—the prisoner threw a stone at the train, and I took him in custody—the other one jumped over a hoarding seven feet high and got away.

JOHN CLANCE . (Policeman G 83). I saw the prisoner throw a stone at an approaching train.

WILLIAM DAVE . I am station-master of Farringdon Street station—on 20th May, when a train had passed Ray Street bridge, I received a complaint from an engine-driver, and 10 minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner in custody.

GUILTY.— Judgment Respited.

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