Bad Day for Canvey
Southend County Court 1943
From the Essex Weekly News 5th March 1943
For The Dog To See!
Edwin R Melford, Atherstone Rd, Canvey Island, fined £2 for permitting a light to show in the black-out, was alleged to have told a police officer that he left the black-out down so that his dog could see out!
Robert G Cook, Maurice Road, Canvey Island, for wasting heavy fuel by making an unnecessary journey with a lorry, was fined £10.
Cycle Thieves Sentenced
George S Berryman, Central Avenue, Canvey Island, pleaded not guilty to stealing a cycle, value £6, belonging to Stephen C Diggins, London Road, South Benfleet, but guilty to receiving. – Defendant said he bought the cycle from a soldier at The Haystack in Canvey Island in order to sell it and make a few shillings. Eight convictions were recorded against defendant, and he asked that a case of stealing £1. 15s. 3d. from a gas meter should be taken into consideration. – Insp. Windsor said there was a committal warrant from an unpaid fine for a motoring offence at Croydon. – Defendant was found guilty of stealing the cycle and he was sentenced to three months imprisonment.