Trespassing was dealt with severely in 1914 as this case shows.
“Thomas Clayton, jnr, Stream Farm, Ashington, pleaded not guilty to a summons for having on 13th January, at Shipley, trespssed in search of conies on land in the occupation of Joseph Victor Pickford.
“George Simmons spoke to seeing defendant in a copse looking after a wire in which was a rabbit.
“He also saw defendant setting wires. Samual Biullett corroborated. Supt Goldring said defendant had made seven appearances at the Court on similar charges. O
“ne term of imprisonment had been served. Fined £1 and 14s 6d costs; in default 14 days’ imprisonment.”