Matthew Armstrong, miner, arrested for stealing money

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When: 19 July 1906

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Name: Matthew Armstrong
Arrested for: not given
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 19 July 1906
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-91-Matthew Armstrong

The Shields Daily News for 26 July 1906 reports:

“LARCENY CASE AT NORTH SHIELDS.

At the North Shields Police Court this morning, Matthew Armstrong (24), miner, 31 Roseberry Avenue, Preston, was committed to prison for one month, on a charge of stealing 5s from the till at the Fox Hunters Inn, the property of Adelaide Storey, on the 18th inst.”

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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    Paul Sproat

    • 04/Jan/2016 12:49:26

    The street still exists and the housing looks old enough to be the originals; www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.0190541,-1.4543744,3a,75y,112.7...

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    A.Davey

    • 04/Jan/2016 13:41:46

    I wonder what he wanted the five shillings for. A month seems like a lenient sentence, though if he had a family it would be a long time to be without the primary wage earner.