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Hampshire Telegraph 20 May 1874

REF NR: 1162

SERIOUS CASE OF SMUGGLING DURING THE NIGHT

At the County Bench on Saturday, George Hendy, John Simmonds, sen., John Simmonds, jun. and James Simmonds, Freshwater, and Joseph Bastiani, Chale, were charged with smuggling 36 gallons of brandy at Colwell Bay, Freshwater.- Mr. W.H.Holmes, Collector of Customs, and Mr. Beverly, solicitor to the Inland Revenue, attended to prosecute; and Mr. R.W. Ford, of Portsmouth, defended the prisoners.-

Police constable T. McLaughlin said that at half past one o’clock on Sunday morning last, while on duty near Colwell Bay, Freshwater, he heard some men coming along the high road from the direction of the shore.

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