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English: Name: Richard Frederick Poynting

Arrested for: not given
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 12 February 1908
Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-121-Richard Frederick Poynting
There is an inconsistency regarding the first names but this prisoner is clearly the Frederick John Poynting referred to in the Shields Daily News for 20 February 1908:
At North Shields Police Court today, Frederick John Poynting (28), a joiner, of 30 North Place, Morpeth, was charged with stealing a quantity of fishing tackle, valued at 2s 6d, from a tea tent, situate on the Long Sands at Tynemouth, the property of Thomas Fry, on the 12th inst.
The accused, who had been in custody eight days, was fined 10s, including 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).

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