Garage Theft (Conviction, Llandaff).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gould Mr James Gould , Cardiff Central


asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the sentence of three months' hard labour imposed by the Llandaff (Glamorganshire) magistrate on Monday last upon Henry Clinton Roberts, aged 17, for being concerned in the theft of two magnetos from a garage: if he is aware that the case was rushed through without adequate time being allowed to procure defence for the lad; that the lad when charged immediately showed the police-where the goods were hidden, and that he had previously borne a good character; and whether, in view of its having been a first offence, he will exercise his authority to mitigate the severity of this sentence?