Friday 14th November 1902
The following story appeared in the Daily Mail:
The charge against Nicholas J. Wood, aged eighteen, living in Jermyn-street, of obtaining a motor-car, valued at £1,600, by false pretences from Mr. D. M. Weige, of the British Automobile Syndicate, Long Acre, was further investigated at Bow-Street yesterday. It was stated in defence that the defendant, who is a ward of court, and son of a former M P. for one of the Durham divisions, would come into a very large fortune at the age of twenty-five. The defendant swore that Mr. Weigel agreed to hold over the cheque for £1,200, which he gave, while his solicitor deposed that he warned the plaintiff that Mr. Wood was not in a position to purchase the motor-car. The case was again adjourned. At the Divisional Petty Sessions, Newbury, yesterday Thomas Homyer, described as of the Central Motor-Car Company, Tottenham-Street, Tottenham Court-road, was fined £1, including costs, or fourteen days’ imprisonment, for driving a motor-car without exhibiting a red light in the rear of the machine. The defendant did not appear.