Dick Forshaw sentenced to 12 months’ hard labour


May 19, 1932
Dick Forshaw (36), of Canterbury Road, Kilburn, London, who formerly played professional football for the Liverpool and Everton Clubs, was sentenced to 12 months’ hard labour at Liverpool, yesterday, for fraudulent conversion.

Last June a Liverpool bookmaker commissioned Forshaw to place £100 on Grand Salute for the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. Grand Salute won, and the winnings should have totalled £2,050, but actually Forshaw had made only small bets, and altered the vouchers after the race. He collected £188 representing his winnings from the bookmakers, and disappeared.

It was stated that Forshaw had to abandon football through an accident. He became a commission agent failed, and had since run a fish and chip business in London with his wife.

The Recorder (Mr. E.G. Hemmerde, K.C.) said that Forshaw had acted with peculiar meanness, there being no mitigation in his plea that he was pressed for money.
(Source: Western Daily Press: May 20, 1932)

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