Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Name: Oscar Carlson
Arrested for: Larceny
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 15 June 1903
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-19-Oscar Carlson
The Shields Daily Gazette for 15 June 1903 reports that:
"A Norwegian, named Oscar Carlsen, was charged with stealing a packet of tobacco valued 4.5d from the same shop [on the New Quay belonging to Francis Clark]. Sergt Proud stated he was at the tram accident on Saturday night and while he was attending to the injured people defendant went to the shop and commenced handling the goods. Witness pulled him away twice and the third time he took him into custody. Defendant then dropped the packet of tobacco behind his back. The Bench imposed a fine of 5s without costs".
These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1).
This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK.
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