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Charged after Car Smash

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Friday 15 October 1954, The Sydney Morning Herald

ARMIDALE, Thursday.

A man charged with burglary was helped into Armidale Court of Petty Sessions to-day using a broom as a crutch.

He is Stanley William David Hall, 19, a cook, of Carnarvon Street, North Lidcombe.

Police allege that Hall crashed on the New England Highway near Guyra in a car stolen in Melbourne while carrying the proceeds of a Sydney burglary, and that he injured a 15-year-old girl passenger who is now in Glen Innes Hospital.

Hall is charged with breaking into the home of Henry John Foster, of Ramsay Street, Fivedock, on October 12 and stealing wrist watches, diamond rings, a .22 rifle, £30 in cash, and other goods to a total value of £600.

Detective-Sergeant A. H. Collings said Hall was an absentee National Serviceman.

It was alleged that Hall stole a car at Belmont, travelled to Melbourne, where he abandoned it and stole another car, in which he returned to Sydney.

He was driving to Brisbane with a girl when he overturned the car last night.

Hall was remanded in custody until Monday.

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Written by macalba

April 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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