3 January 1928: At the Portsmouth General Quarter Sessions before John Henry Harris, esquire, Recorder, holden at the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Councillor Frank J. Privett, J.P., Mayor, Fred G. Allen, esquire, Clerk of the Peace: E. Winter, governor, His Majesty’s Prison, Portsmouth. Prisoner: Frederick Julius Hallpike, aged 42, fish caterer. Committed from Portsmouth, 14 December 1927. Bailed at court, 14 December 1927. Offence: On 24 November 1927, did attempt to obtain by false pretences, to obtain from Ernest Greek Smith, the sum of £2/10/0. 2nd Charge: On 6 December 1927, obtaining by false pretences from Alice Sedgall the sum of £12/10/0. Tried before The Recorder, 3 January 1928. Verdict: Not Guilty. Order of the Court: Discharged.