1934 April – Unknown

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Edward Alexander Crowley (Aleister Crowley, the author), described as an explorer, of Upper-Montague Street, W., was remanded at Marleybone Police Court today on a warrant charging him with feloniously receiving five letters, the property of Betty Sedgewick.

Mr. Ivan Snell was the magistrate. Mr. Crowley was represented by Mr. Isidore Kerman.

Mr. Edward F. Iwi prosecuted. He said that the position at the moment was this : Certain documents which were the subject matter of the charge were at present in the custody of the Master of the Crown Office.

Application would have to be made in the High Court for the documents to be produced.


Mr. Kerman – I would like to take this early opportunity of saying that Mr. Crowley has a complete answer to this charge, and I agree with the application for the remand for a week.

The Magistrate – There is another gentleman rather connected with this case?

Detective-sergeant Davidson – Yes, so far I have not been able to trace him, but I have hopes of doing so in the very near future.

Detective-sergeant Davidson said when he saw Mr. Crowley yesterday at Carlos-place, W., and read the warrant, Mr. Crowley said, “Excuse me, where did you say?”

The sergeant said that he replied, “18, Seymour-street, Marleybone.” Mr. Crowley said, “I do not know the place.”

Mr. Crowley was taken to Marleybone police station, where he was charged. He made no reply.

Mr. Kerman – The arrangements for the execution of the warrant were made through my office, and there was no attempt to evade it.

Detective-sergeant Davidson – No.

The magistrate said that from the information it seemed to be a very simple case and should not last, so far as that court was concerned, for much more than half or three-quarters of an hour. he ordered a remand until next Thursday. Bail was allowed in the sum of £10.

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