James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes

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    Name: James McClarence alias Henry Noble Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 24 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-95-James McClarence AKA Henry Noble The Shields Daily News for 1 October 1906 reports: “LARCENY AT NORTH SHIELDS. ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL At North Shields Police Court today John McClarance or Noble (24), belonging to Sunderland, was charged with having stolen a jacket and vest, and two silk handkerchiefs, valued at 15s, the property of the executors of the late J. M. Fisher, pawnbroker carrying on business in Saville Street. Joseph Fisher, an assistant with the prosecutors, stated that at 10.45 a.m., from what he was told, he missed the articles from the rail above the shop door. He saw the prisoner, accompanied by two other men, walking up the street, the prisoner carrying the missing goods. He followed them into Wellington Street, and the accused ran into a back lane and threw the bundle into Wood’s bakehouse. James Wilson Veitch, another assistant, who joined the chase of the three men, said that he followed them through the streets until they reached Coach Lane. There he met Inspector Proud, and after he had caught the prisoner he handed him over to the custody of the inspector. Evidence of the arrest was given by Inspector Proud, who stated that when he charged the accused he replied, “I only picked them up from the flags.” Formally charged by the Magistrate’s Clerk, he said, “That’s right.” Chief Constable Huish stated that the accused made his 14th appearance. He had served 12 months, and had been convicted of theft twice this year, receiving three months on each occasion. The magistrates committed him for trial.” The Shields Daily News for 18 October 1906 reports from the Northumberland Sessions: “THEFT AT TYNEMOUTH John McClarance (24), labourer, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for having stolen clothing at Tynemouth, on Sept 22. Prisoner had pleaded guilty.” 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). (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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk.
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