Sheffield Independent January 11, 1897
Larceny by a Lodger
On Saturday, at Doncaster, Charles Drabble, labourer, Darfield, was sent to prison for a month for stealing a coat of the value of 10 shillings (50p) belonging to Arthur Cass of Marr.
The prisoner had lodged at the house of Cass, but left unexpectedly, and took the prosecutor’s overcoat with him.
Information was given to the police, and it was found that he had sold it to a Denaby Main miner, named John Platt, the sum paid for it being a shilling.
The prisoner was apprehended at Pontefract.