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Charles Johnson, arrested for stealing sash weights

Charles Johnson, arrested for stealing sash weights
21 sash
Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Name: Charles Johnson
Arrested for: Larceny
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 10th September 1904
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-57-Charles Johnson

For an image of his accomplice John Keating see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/22984005345/in/album-72157….

The Shields Daily News for 10 September 1904 reports:


At North Shields Police Court today, two youths named respectively John T. Keating and Charles Johnson were each committed to prison for stealing four sash weights value 5s, the property of Messrs S.G. Ward and Son, from a house in Stewart’s Bank on the 6th."

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).

This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK.

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