Skip to main content

Wednesday 9 April 1856 – Charles Knight steals six loaves of bread from John Cook

Category Badsey and Aldington
Worcestershire Chronicle
Transcription of article


Charles Knight, who had been out on bail, was charged with stealing six loaves of bread, the property of John Cook, his master, at Badsey on the 6th of March.  Mr Huddleston prosecuted, and Mr Powell defended the prisoner.  Cook missed the loaves, and they were found in prisoner’s pantry.  Prisoner was at that time working for Knight and had been seen about the bakehouse that day.  The identity of the loaves was not disputed.  After an argumentative speech in defence from Mr Powell, the chairman carefully summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty.  Six week’s hard labour.