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Ellen Healey alias Stephenson, arrested for stealing a pair of boots

Name:Ellen Healey alias Stephenson

Arrested for: not given

Arrested at: North Shields Police Station

Arrested on: 21 January 1908

Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-45-Ellen Healey AKA Stephenson


The Shields Daily News for 21 January 1908 reports:




At North Shields Police Court today, Ellen Healy, a young woman, was charged with having stolen a pair of boots, value 5s, the property of David Borthwick, 6 Church Way, on Dec. 31.


Hannah Borthwick, sister of the prosecutor, said that the accused lodged with her for three weeks. On Dec. 31st witness left the house at 6 pm, returning the following morning. The prisoner had gone and the boots were missing. Further evidence showed that the accused pledged the boots on the 31st Dec., telling the pawnbroker that the last witness had sent her, and that she was arrested at Newcastle. Accused, who belongs to Houghton-le-Spring, made her 5th appearance and the Chief Constable (Mr J.H. Huish) said he had received information that her father would not allow her in the house on account of her bad character.


The accused pleaded guilty, cried bitterly, and promised to behave better in future. She was sent to prison for 14 days."


These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1).


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Taken on January 21, 1908