LAW & ORDER – Extensive Robberies by a Married Woman at Coatham

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 01/03/1878


            Yesterday (20/02), a woman who gave the name Caroline Dunlop, was charged before A. H. T. Newcomen, Esq., At Kirkleatham Hall with stealing a blue serge dress, from a clothes-line at Coatham, the property of a Mrs. Dowson. She was further charged with stealing on the 24th inst., from the Coatham School-room, a top-coat, a ladies’ jacket, a Scotch cap, and a felt hat, the property of Mrs. Jocelyn, the schoolmistress, and others. A party had been held in the school-room on the night in question, and prisoner had been assisting Mrs. Herbert, who supplied the refreshments. When the party broke up, the articles were missed, the prisoner having in the meanwhile left. Information was given to Police-Sergeant Alexander, and on searching prisoner’s lodgings, he found the missing articles, also the address which had been stolen a month ago. Prisoner, who stated that she had bought the articles from a man at the door the night previous, was remanded for a week.


Lol Hansom October 21, 2016 Coatham, Law & Order