Clock House pub Robinson Road

Referred to in an article about the theft of lead.

Illustrated Police News – Saturday 26 March 1892

THEFT OF LEAD AT MITCHAM.

On Thursday, at the Croydon County Police-court, a youth, described as a labourer, named Edward Haines, giving his address as 1, Charlwood-terrace, Charlwood- road, Tooting, was charged with being concerned, with two other men not in custody, in stealing from the Clock House, Robinson-road, Collier’s-wood, a quantity of lead piping, value 16s., the property of Mr. William Dedman, a licensed victualler, of Mitcham.

John Roberts, of the Clock House, deposed that the lead had been stolen from the roof of an outhouse.

George Elliott, a lad, residing at 5, Harewood-road, Collier’s-wood, stated that on Monday he saw the prisoner with another man come out of the Clock House. They were joined by another man who stood outside. One carried a sack on his back, and it appeared to be very heavy.

Detective Thomas White, W Division, said that the prisoner was pointed out to him by the last witness. He arrested him on suspicion, and he said, “You have made.. a mistake,” but afterwards said, “I admit being there, but did not share in the money.”

A remand was granted for further inquiries.

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