23rd April 1912
Reference Numbert19120423-10
VerdictGuilty > pleaded part guilty
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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EDWARDS, Edward (71, no occupation) , stealing one suit case, a quantity of clothing and other articles, the goods of Henry Stewart Anderson.

Prisoner pleaded guilty of receiving, which plea was accepted by the prosecution.

Prisoner was stated to have received 10 years' penal servitude in New York for bank robbery in 1894; to have been recently discharged after undergoing five years' penal servitude in France; to have been expelled from Amsterdam, and to have undergone 11 years' imprisonment in Canada. Prisoner denied all previous convictions, but he had been identified by finger-prints.

Sentence: Eighteen months' hard labour.

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