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Judicial CP - August 1960

Corpun file 20936

Jersey Evening Post, 2 August 1960

Press cuttingArrived yesterday
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 "borrowing."

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 insurance.

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 ship.

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.

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