Burglar Caught on Premises

Essex Newsman 1936




To-day (Friday) at Braintree, before T. King, Esq., Albert Edward Hollinshead, 35, of no fixed abode, was charged with burglariously entering Beddalls, the residence of Mr. Frank Rose, at London Road, Braintree, with intent to steal, during the night of March 12 and 13.

P.c. Peters, of Rayne, stated that at one o'clock that morning he was on cycle patrol at Queenborough Lane, Braintree. On passing Beddalls, the residence of Mr. Frank Rose, his attention was attracted to a flicker of light on the pantry window. He went to investigate, and there saw prisoner in a crouching position on the floor. The window was open.

P.c. Peters continued: I immediately got through the window, and aroused the occupier. I said to the prisoner, "I am going to arrest you for burglariously entering this residence between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., and I shall take you to Braintree Police Station." He replied, "All right." I escorted him to the police station, where he was seen by P.s. Bacon, and charged. Prisoner replied, "I did not break in no-where."

Insp. Giggins asked for a remand in custody to the next Petty Session next Wednesday, and this was granted.