Henry Moreland

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Where: New York Road, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE29 8EP, United Kingdom

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When: 18 October 1902

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Name: Henry Moreland
Arrested for: Larceny
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 18 October 1902
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-9-Henry Moreland

The Shields Daily Gazette for 18 October 1902 reports:

"Today at North Shields, Henry Moreland a miner, New York, was charged with stealing three ducks and a drake, value 16s, the property of Michael Gaffney, at New York on the 17th. Prosecutor stated that he lived in New York, and on the night in question he saw the defendant running away from his house with two ducks in his possession. Witness gave chase and defendant dropped a duck and a drake. He caught him and brought him back to his house, where he gave him into custody. PC Brown deposed to receiving defendant into custody and afterwards finding the two ducks produced behind a hedge. Fined 40s including costs".

These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1).

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    optimal chicken

    • 13/Apr/2015 19:34:43

    Interesting. It's a completely different world to what we know now - stealing ducks! He seemed to have been caught easily - the creates so many questions.. Was he drunk? Was the policeman an athlete?

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