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MISSING BINOCULARS The trial of Noel Francis Phillips, aged 28 (Mr. Tuckwell) on a charge of theft of five pairs of binoculars, valued at £252, the property of the United States Government, and of receiving the binoculars knowing them to have been dishonestly obtained, was continued before Mr. Justice Callan to-day. Mr. Cleal appeared for the Crown. The binoculars were found to be missing from an American ship which had been at Auckland on May 31. On June 7 the accused was arrested when he collected a case addressed to "L. Miles" at the Wellington Railway Station. The case contained the binoculars.

Accused, in evidence, said that he had collected the case on behalf of "Darkie" Miles, whom he had met while on a visit to Auckland. He had purchased whisky from Miles previously and thought the case contained whisky. He had no knowledge of the binoculars. Since his arrest he had endeavoured to get into touch with Miles, but had been unable to do so. (Proceeding.)

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CHARGES DENIED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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CHARGES DENIED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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