Central Criminal Court, Nov. 20.

GEORGE WILLIAM BOWKER, 31, WILLIAM SMITH, 22, JAMES COWLEY, 21, and HENRY PRICE, 20, were Convicted of highway robbery with violence on Abraham Jagelsohn and stealing a bag and other articles of the value of £3.

Mr. Pickersgill prosecuted, and Mr. Burnie and Mr. Fordham defended Smith.

The COMMON SERJEANT sentenced Bowker and Price to 12 months’ hard labour each and 18 strokes each with a birch rod; Smith was sentenced to eight months’ hard labour, and Cowley to 12 months’.