Witness Reveals Unlicensed Work
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evidence in support of an ‘--3 applicant for a B licence to carry cattle, a farmer told the Yorkshire Deputy Licensing Authority last week that the haulier had carried cattle at times for him without payment. Witness was warned by the Authority that he need not answer questions which might -incriminate him.
Mr. Donald Thackeray, George Street, Monk Bretton, near Barnsley, the applicant, said that he had a licence to carry pigs within certain limits, hut that Mr. J. E. Roberts, a farmer, wished him to carry cattle. Mr. Roberts had helped to finance the purchase of Mr. Thackeray's vehicle.
Mr. Roberts said that Mr. Thackeray. bad repaid some of the money, and it was intended that he should "work the rest off." Witness wished to help a young man, but had no prejudice against other hauliers whom he would employ when he needed to do so.
For the objectors, Mr. G. Hibberd said that he would refrain from probing Mr. Roberts' evidence, but asked that the witness should be warned. .
Refusing the application, the Authority said that he would not say anything then about what had emerged about Mr. Thackeray's carriage of cattle for Mr. Roberts outside the conditions of his licence.