Name: Simon Sheffield
Arrested for: not given
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 6 June 1906
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-89-Simon Sheffield
The Shields Daily News for 6 June 1906 reports:
"EXTENSIVE ROBBERY AT NORTH SHIELDS. SMART CAPTURE BY THE POLICE.
At North Shields Police Court today, Simon Sheffield (39), a coloured fireman, 60 Borough Road, was charged with having stolen on the 5th inst. from a seamen's boarding house situated at No. 60 Borough Road, £42, a gold watch, two gold alberts, three gold rings, three silver watches, a silver chain and other articles, the property of J. Constantine Vineria.
Chief Constable Huish applied for a remand for eight days. He said the prisoner was arrested by Detective Radcliffe at the Central Railway Station, Newcastle last night. He had a ticket for Cardiff and he was waiting for a train which was almost due. About £13 and some of the watches and alberts had been recovered and he wished for a remand in order to try to get the remainder of the articles and money.
Prisoner said he did not want to be remanded. He admitted taking the watches and alberts and £13 in money but no more. The magistrates granted the Chief Constable's application".
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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