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Evening News, Thu 22 Sep 1870 1

POLICE COURTS, THIS DAY.
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CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
(Before Messrs Thompson, Love, and Penfold.)

    A few persons were fined for drunkenness in the public streets; in default of paying the fine to go to gaol.

    Thomas Stanton was found guilty of indecently exposing his person before children in Marrickville, and was mulct in the sum of £10, to be levied by distress, with the alternative of spending six months in Darlinghurst. The same prisoner was charged with a similar offence at Newtown on the 3rd instant. He was found guilty, and sentenced to pay £10; in default six months’ gaol—the terms of imprisonment to be concurrent.

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Empire, Fri 23 Sep 1870 2

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—THURSDAY.
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(Before Messrs Thompson, Love, and Penfold.)


    Thomas Stanton was found guilty of indecently exposing his person before children in Marrickville, and was mulct in the sum of £10, to be levied by distress, with the alternative of spending six months in Darlinghurst. The same prisoner was charged with a similar offence at Newtown on the 3rd instant. He was found guilty, and sentenced to pay £10; in default, six months’ gaol—the terms of imprisonment to be concurrent.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 23 Sep 1870 3

CENTRAL POLICE COURT,
THURSDAY.

Before their Worships the Police Magistrate, Messrs Love, Smithers, Birrell, Thompson, Penfold, and Elliott.

    One person was fined 1s., three fined 5s. Each, and one was fined 10s. For drunkenness or for riotous behaviour.

    Thomas Stanton was found guilty on two charges of wilful and obscene exposure of himself in public places, and for each offence was sentenced to pay £10 penalty, or to be imprisoned six months.

    William Binks and George Binks, aged respectively nine and twelve, were charged with having stolen four ducks, the property of Bridget Connelly, and pleaded guilty, were severally sentenced to pay a penalty of 5s., or to be imprisoned seven days. The Bench severely reprimanded the mother—she is not a widow, but her husband is away— for not sending the boys to school instead of suffering them to roam at large to their ruin and her disgrace.

    William Watson, charged with having stolen a bag of oatmeal, valued at 4s., the property of John Roper, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to be imprisoned three months.

 


1  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 22 Sep 1870, p. 3.

2  Empire, Fri 23 Sep 1870, p. 2.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 23 Sep 1870, p. 6. Emphasis added.