Police Ambush Gaming Boys


Complaints having been made to the police that a number of youths congregated together for the purpose of playing cards, pitch and toss and other games on Sunday afternoon on Sunday the 19th ult, Inspector Marshall in company with P.C. Moore watched a gang going to the hills, and by a circuitous route they got there first and secreted themselves in the bushes.

The gamesters appear to have selected the same spot, for they went within six yards of where the police were in hiding, and operations then commenced in full swing, pitch and toss being the order of the day.

After they had commenced the police sprang upon them to no small amount of their discomfort, for they began to scamper off, but they were all known, and summonses were issued against…


Source: Skegness Herald 14th April 1893



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