HC Deb 15 August 1890 vol 348 c1146

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the sentence passed, on July 31st, at Elford Petty Sessions, in Staffordshire, on Sarah Ann Maycock, a girl 14 years of age, a fine of £5 and costs, and in default a month's hard labour, for having pulled sticks from a fence, the damage being assessed at one shilling; and whether he will advise the remission of this sentence?


The Secretary of State is informed by the Magistrates that the prisoner is 20 years of age, not 14. She has been twice previously convicted of stealing, and once, in April of this year, of vagrancy. The Secretary of State is not able to advise any remission of her sentence.

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