West Briton, 18 Mar, 1842


George BENNETTS, 45, charged with having stolen a leg of pork, from the dwelling house of Richard CLERK, at Trehill, in Calstock. The prisoner, it appeared, entered the house about four o’clock in the afternoon, and took the leg of pork from its place against the wall, during the absence of Mrs. Clark, for a few minutes. On her return, she found the pork missing. She gave an alarm to a man named BOUNDY, working near, and the prisoner was secured, and the leg of pork discovered on a hedge in the direction by which Bennetts had gone from the house. The daughter of the prosecutor saw the prisoner enter the house, and came out with a leg of pork. Verdict, GUILTY. Two months’ hard labour.