Sheffield Independent – Monday 14 March 1938
Gaol For Miner
Mottying Offence at Goldthorpe
Goldthorpe miner, George Parkin (35). was at Doncaster on Saturday, sent to prison for three months for attempting to steal Is. 2d.
The alleged offence, said Mr. W. Lindsay Crawford, was one of mottying at the Goldthorpe pit. A trap’ was laid and Parkin walked straight into it.
In consequence of suspicions a tub near Parkin’s working place was marked underneath and later it was found to bear Parkin’s number. The men took a very serious view of the case.
Parkin strongly denied had touched the tub. On his behalf Mr. J. P. Crehan submitted that there was a grave doubt about the case.
The chairman, Mr. Mark described one the meanest and most despicable forms of theft.