Gaming-House Prosecution, London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the police raid on the premises in Denman Street, W., the owners being charged at the Bow Street Police Court on 10th December with keeping the premises as a common gaming-house; how many names were taken by the police and how many times the same premises have been raided by the police within 11 days?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

Thirty-seven persons, two principals and 35 frequenters, were charged. Thirty frequenters were bound over. The remainder, who had been bound over as a result of the previous raid on 28th November, forfeited their recognisances and were again bound over. The two principals were remanded for consideration of the question of summoning another principal, who was not present at the time of the raid.