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SEAMAN FOB SENTENCE The hearing of charges of breaking and entering, and theft and receiving, brought against Edward John Royal (33). labourer and seaman (Mr. Robinson), was concluded before Mr. Justice Callan in -the Supreme Court yesterday. It was alleged that on June 16, Royal broke and entered the warehouse of Hughes and Cossar. Limited, in Swanson Street, and stole cases of whisky, cider and root ginger, and a cash box and contents, of a total value of £33 3/.. There were additional charges of stealing the property and of receiving some of it knowing it to be stolen.

, ■ His Honour, in summing up, advised the jury to acquit accused of the breaking and entering charges and to restrict their consideration of the evidence to that pertaining to the receiving charges. The jury, after an hours' retirement, returned a verdict of guilty' on the receiving charges, with a strong recommendation to mercy. Accused was remanded for sentence.

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CONVICTED OF RECEIVING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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CONVICTED OF RECEIVING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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