Leeds Mercury - 10 April 1902 - Cash Box Stolen

United Kingdom Hotel, Station Road, Methley

At Wakefield, yesterday, a young man named Henry Bold, who said he belonged to Leicester, was remanded on a charge of having stolen a cash-box, containing £2 10s., from the United Kingdom Hotel, Methley.

On Tuesday afternoon the prisoner and others went in a waggonette to the Badsworth Hunt Steeplechases, and on their return called at the public-house, where, in the absence of the landlady, prisoner, it is alleged, broke open the cash-box and abstracted 50s.

theft from United Kingdom Hotel

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united kingdom pub methley

The Leeds Mercury was established by John Hirst in 1718 as a weekly newspaper in the rapidly growing West Yorkshire woollen textile town. The Mercury was one of the foremost provincial newspapers, publishing articles by many distinguished writers and gaining a reputation as a leading reporter of Liberal politics.

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