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Judicial CP - January 1934

Corpun file 25181 at

Daily Mirror, London, 16 January 1934, p.8

Bandit to be Birched

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Fifteen strokes with the birch and fifteen months' imprisonment was the sentence passed at the Old Bailey yesterday on Edward Richard Smith, aged twenty-one, when he was found guilty of robbing Rhoda Careman and of robbing with violence Margaret Balmer.

It was stated that Smith, with a stolen motor-cycle, snatched an attache case containing £18 from Miss Careman in Commercial-road, E. He snatched an attache case holding £21 rent money from Miss Balmer and her collar-bone was broken.

Smith was said to be one of a gang of six men.

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