In this, the latest in our daily news reports taken from the West Sussex County Times of 1914, we discover just how tough court sentences were.
“At the West Sussex Quarter Sessions at Chichester on Thursday, the appeal of Charles Roberts, labourer, of Southwater, against a sentence of four months (for charges of exposing obscene postcards on Sept 28 and Oct 12) in all, came on for hearing.
“The chairman (Sir Lumley Smith KC) held that the conviction was right but the Court felt that one month’s hard labour in all for the two offences would be sufficient. and the sentence would be accordingly reduced.”
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