More ‘Pet’ty crime

Yorkshire Evening Post
Monday 20 October 1902

LOOKING AFTER THE PIGEONS

To-day, Wakefield, a miner, of Potovens, Absolom Heald, was charged with having stolen two pigeons value 3s., the property of James Teague, insurance agent, Bunker’s Hill. Hill [sic] admitted that he had been looking after the birds in the absence of Teague and his wife, and feeding them. Teague, however, stated that the defendant had right on his premises, and that the birds had enough to eat.

Defendant was ordered to pay 13s., or seven days.