Judge orders birch for two youths

Judicial CP – March 1948


Evening News, London, 2 March 1948

Judge orders birch for two youths

They Attacked Student

Press cuttingTwo youths were each ordered by Mr. Justice Singleton at the Old Bailey to-day to receive 12 strokes of the birch.

The youths were found guilty of robbing with violence an undergraduate, Donald Charles Kennedy Sim, aged 21, of Hurlingham-court, Fulham.

The youths, Douglas Gordon Goody, aged 17, plumber’s mate, Commondale, Putney, was also jailed for 21 months, and Joseph Connelly, aged 16, of Overstone-Road, Hammersmith, was sent to Borstal for a period not exceeding three years.