On Monday evening Mr P.W. Christmas, of the King's Head, Great Wigborough, was told that four pedal cycles which had been left outside the inn were missing. Mr Percy Christmas, son of the proprietor, drove his 'bus to Peldon police station, and informed P.c. Webb, who boarded the 'bus and was driven along the Mersea road, in which direction a short time previously he had seen four soldiers proceeding on cycles. Arrived at the Rose Hotel, he saw the soldiers throw down the cycles and disappear into a neighbouring garden. The constable jumped the hedge and arrested four band boys from Colchester. The lads were conveyed in the same 'bus to Colchester Borough Police Station, and they were afterwards remanded until Saturday. The cycles were the property of Messrs. G.W. Clark, R.K. Clark, S.G. Clark and W. Johnson, all of Great Wigborough.
Essex Newsman 26 September 1931
Date: 26 September 1931