Dora Agnes Sanderson, domestic servant, arrested for theft

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    Name: Dora A Sanderson Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 25 January 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-39-Dora A Sanderson The Shields Daily News for 23 January 1906 reports: "CHARGE AGAINST A DOMESTIC. Dora Agnes Sanderson (16), domestic servant, 19 Second Avenue, Heaton was charged with having stolen from Chirton Hill Top Farm, a lady's gold watch, 2 gold earrings, 2 gold brooches, 2 gold bracelets and other articles, the property of Robt. Wardhaugh. On application of the Chief Constable the accused was remanded for 8 days to enable the police to recover the missing property. Chief Constable Huish told the magistrates that the accused swallowed some embrocation yesterday and the stomach pump had to be used". The Shields Daily News for 30 January 1906 reports: "THEFT BY A DOMESTIC AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court to-day, Dora A. Sanderson (16), domestic servant, Heaton, was charged with having stolen on the 22nd inst., from Chirton Hill Top Farm, several article of jewellery, a blouse, and a cloth bag, valued at £12, the property of Robert Wardhaugh. Prosecutor said that on the date in question he missed a watch, earrings and a brooch from his overcoat pocket. He searched the house and also missed two gold bangles, another brooch, a blouse and a cloth bag. He examined the prisoner's box and found the blouse, cloth bag and one of the brooches and gave information to the police. William Green, labourer, 7 Meeting House Lane, Duke Street, said that on the 21st inst., he was coming from Backworth. In walking down Balkwell Lane, which is close to the farm, his feet came in contact with a parcel, which contained the articles of jewellery produced - a watch, two gold bangles and a brooch. PC Abernethy proved the arrest. Prisoner pleaded guilty to stealing one brooch, a blouse and cloth bag but denied all knowledge of the other articles. The charge was amended , the accused being indicted for stealing one of the brooches, the blouse and the cloth bag only, these being valued at 21s 6d. The father of the girl came forward and handed to the magistrates credentials which his daughter had received from previous employers. They shewed that the accused bore an excellent character. The magistrates bound the father over in £5 to bring his daughter up to receive judgement if called upon within twelve months". 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). This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email
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