Burglary at Stanford Railway Station

The Essex Standard - Saturday June 30th 1888

Colchester, Saturday, June 30, 1888.



-Just before two o'clock on Saturday morning Police-Constables Pamment and Fisher challenged two suspicious-looking men, near the Rookery, Mucking. One of the men jumped into the ditch intending to climb the hedge, while the other took to his heels. Fisher secured and handcuffed the former and Payment overtook and captured the latter. A parcel the men were carrying contained a large quantity of clothes and other articles, while 4s 11¾d. in copper was found upon them.

On the way to Grays Police Station the captives admitted taking the goods from Stanford Railway Station. It was subsequently discovered that the station had been broken into, one of the doors having been forced open. The booking office was in great disorder, all the drawers, cupboards, and boxes having been ransacked. The stolen goods belonged to the Rev. Dr. Sedgwick and other people in the district. The names given by the prisoners are James Ward and William Kent. They were brought before Mr. R. H. Williams, at Grays, and remanded.