ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT WORKINGTON.
SMART CAPTURE BY THE POLICE.
James BROWN (29), painter, Newcastle-on-Tyne, was charged at the Workington
Police Court, on Wednesday, with breaking into the shop of Mr G THOMPSON,
pawnbroker, 7, Station Road, Workington, during the night and morning of the 15th
and 16th inst.
Supt. CHEESMAN, deposed that Mr JEFFREY, living next door to the pawn shop,
heard a noise during the night. He got up, and gave information to the police.
A cordon of police and neighbours was formed round the hop. The prisoner
made a rush, and was captured by Sergt. STEVENSON. He had taken the slates off
the roof and got in by that way. His boots were in the backyard.
The Manager stated that he left the premises at 7-4 p.m. and all was secure.
he was knocked up the police, and found that an entrance had been made
through the roof.
Prisoner: Did not the police deliberately kick and knock me down? - No, sir,
they did not.
I said I would be quiet. I saw I was surrounded by all the Workington
Supt. CHEESMAN explained that prisoner, in attempting to escape, came to
close quarters with Sergt. STEVENSON, with the result that prisoner when down in a
Remanded till Wednesday, at Carlisle gaol.