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Judicial CP - November 1926

Corpun file 24868 at

The Age, Melbourne, 10 November 1926, p.8

Prisoners Sentenced.

Twelve Months and Birch for Violent Robbery.


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Several prisoners were sentenced by Judge Macindoe in the Court of General Sessions yesterday.

Francis Joseph Edwards, 22 years, stevedore, of Port Melbourne, was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment, with hard labor, and was ordered ten strokes of the birch for robbery. On the night of 27th August, a young man, Simon Freeman, was returning from South Melbourne market to his home, when he was attacked by prisoner and two men, and a suit case which he was carrying was taken from him. Two men who were presented with Edwards were found not guilty, and were discharged.

Judge Macindoe said there was a good deal of the brute in the prisoner. He had brutally assaulted his victim, fractured his head and injured his jaw. Violence begot violence, and prisoner and others who contemplated similar offences must be taught a lesson.


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