Hairdressing Shop Used for Gambling on Racehorses
Daniel Brady, of Charlotte Street, was fined today for allowing his hairdressing shop to be used for the purpose of betting on horse races. Such off course betting is illegal, and when the premises were raided by the police they found five men in a back room engaged in such activity. One man, Edward Lee, of Rathgar Road, was found in possession of twenty-four betting dockets, and it was claimed in court that he was a regular illegal gambler. At the close of the case, the judge accepted that Mr Brady, the hairdresser, was unaware of how his premises were being used, and discharged him. He fined Mr Lee, who he identified as the ringleader, £50, which also reflected the fact that Lee had appeared before the courts on similar charges before.