Robbery of the Catholic Chapel, at Lytham
On Saturday week, a man named Bernard Hayes, was taken into
custody in Liverpool, on suspicion of being a party, either as principal or
receiver, in the robbery of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Lytham Hall. Part of the
property was found in the possession of Hayes. He was examined on Thursday week,
and remanded for a further hearing.
Bernard Hayes, whose apprehension we have mentioned, for having
in his possession some of the articles lately stolen from the Catholic Chapel at
Lytham, near Preston, on Friday underwent an examination before Mr.
Alderman [Thomas] Case, when the Rev. John Lawson, assistant priest of Lytham
Chapel, identified the articles — two chalices, and a remonstrance — found in the
prisoner's possession, as being a part of the things stolen from the chapel on the
13th ult. and the property of Mr. Clifton, of Lytham Hall.
The prisoner was accordingly committed to Lancaster Castle, for
trial at the next assizes, charged with receiving the above property, knowing it to
have been stolen.
Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 22 November 1828 p.3