Derby Daily Telegraph dated Wednesday 6 October 1921.
Charged with obtaining a cob value £66, the property of Harry Jones, miner, Palterton, by means of a worthless cheque, Luther Slack (23), miner, Sutton-in-Ashfield, swore that he acted innocently for another man, who had taken the cheque from a cheque-book belonging to his (prisoner's) father, and had filled it in. Prosecutor, however, declared that Slack made out the cheque in his presence The horse had not been recovered, a fact which the Chairman expressed astonishment, saying it was the duty of the man who had acquired it to come forward, and that it was monstrous that the proper owner should have no redress. Prisoner, who is now undergoing a sentence of three months hard labour for similar crime at Walsall, was committed for nine months hard labour.
Extracts from Newspapers re Palterton 1921
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