Corpun file 20936
Jersey Evening Post, 2 August 1960
Birched this morning
Sailed this afternoon
A 15-year-old Kent youth, who arrived in the Island only yesterday as a crew member of the tanker Allegrity, was sentenced to 12 strokes of the birch at the Police Court to-day for car
The youth, Terence Stephen Robinson, of Northfleet, was
charged with taking a car from the New North Quay last night
without permission, with failing to report an accident when he
crashed into another car and with not holding a valid licence or
P.c.s Robert Medder and John Gaine said they had been sent to
the Weighbridge after receiving a report of an accident there.
P.c. Gaine said he had gone aboard the Allegrity to apprehend
Robinson, who had run down the gangplank to take refuge on the
The car taken by Robinson was on hire to a Mr. H.E. Cabot from
Mr. J.E.B. Warren, both of whom gave evidence.
Capt. W.S. Mackay of the Allegrity said Robinson had only been
in the crew five days. He thought he needed discipline.
Before passing sentence, the Magistrate, Mr. R.E.B. Voisin,
said Robinson needed "a sharp lesson." A few strokes of
the birch, he said, would permit him to rejoin his ship before
she sailed this afternoon.