POLICE AT WORKINGTON.

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FORGERY.

At the Workington Police Court, on Saturday, William MILL, farm labourer, Branthwaite, was charged with obtaining, by means of forged orders on Mr. James SALES, farmer, Branthwaite, whose service the prisoner had left a fortnight ago without notice, a suit of clothes from Messrs. BOYD and son, Pow-street, and a pair of boots from Mr. Henry M'ALEER, boot maker, Pow-street.

Prisoner had pawned the boots and afterwards went to pawn the clothes with Mr. HARRISON, who gave information to the police, and in consequence of their inquiries prisoner was locked up and charged with the offence. - Remanded until Wednesday.

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JUVENILE GARDEN THIEVES.

At the Workington Police Court, on Monday, Peter MORGAN and John WILSON, boys living in Byron-street, were charged with stealing fruit and doing wilful damage to fruit trees, the property of William COWEN, gardener, Workington, on the previous day. - Both prisoners pleaded guilty.

Prosecutor said that on Sunday afternoon he saw the prisoners and others in the garden. He went after them and caught the two. There were eleven in all, and six were outside receiving the fruit.

-The Chairman said it took years to repair the damage done by the boys. - Defendants were fined 15s each, including costs.

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AN ABANDONED WOMAN.

At the Workington Police Court, on Wednesday, Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, a disorderly person, was charged as a vagrant by Police-constable HETHERINGTON, and was committed to gaol for a month.

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OBTAINING GOODS BY FALSE PRETENSES.

William MILL, farm labourer, was charged with forging a request for the delivery of goods, and obtaining goods thereon, some shoes from Mr. M'ALEER and some clothes from Mr. BOYD. - Prisoner was further charged with having stolen a tweed coat, vest and trousers on the 6th. - Prisoner was committed for trial at the Assizes.

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