Monday, December 17, 2007

Disgraced former fugitive M.P. John Stonehouse hauled off to Her Majesty's Prison Brixton jail after getting caught on the beach in Miami w/secretary

PICTURED: The prison van carrying Mr. Stonehouse arrives at Brixton Jail.

July 1975
Runaway Member of Parliament John Stonehouse and his secretary, Mrs. Shelia Buckley, arrived back in Britain on Friday (18-7-75) after their extradition from Australia. For the former Labour Minister it marked the end of a trail that began 240 days earlier when disappeared from a Miami beach. They were taken straight to London’s Bow Street police station to be charged. Mr. Stonehouse faces twenty-one charges of fraud and theft involving 172,000 pounds and Mrs. Buckley, six charges involving 42,000 pounds. After remaining in custody overnight, both appeared in court the next morning. Mr. Stonehouse was further remanded in custody while Mrs. Buckley, a 28-year-old divorcee, was granted bail on condition that she lives at her parents’ home in South London.

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