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Colonial Cases

R v. Tucker [1874]

housebreaking - deportation

Supreme Court for China

Shanghai, 27 October 1874, 22 February 1875

Source: Supreme Court of China (Shanghai), Judges' Notebooks, The National Archives (U.K.), FO1092: 339, p 187

Regina v. George Tucker

Indictment - Housebreaking and stealing a plated pitcher.

Plea - Guilty.

Sentence - 6 months from date of conviction & then to be deported unless he can find security.

Monday, 22nd February 1875

The prisoner is unable to give the required security and the sentence of deportation is confirmed. But on the certificate of the Doctor prisoner is sent to the General Hospital, and his deportation remains in abeyance for the present.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School