• Short Summary

    JOHN BALSON, THE 17-YEAR-OLD BRITISH SCHOOLBOY WHO WAS ACCUSED OF INSULTING GENERAL FRANCO, WAS TODAY (SATURDAY) SENTENCE TO SIX MONTHS AND ONE DAY IN GAOL.

  • Description

    JOHN BALSON, THE 17-YEAR-OLD BRITISH SCHOOLBOY WHO WAS ACCUSED OF INSULTING GENERAL FRANCO, WAS TODAY (SATURDAY) SENTENCE TO SIX MONTHS AND ONE DAY IN GAOL. THE COURT, HOWEVER, SUSPENDED THE SENTENCE SO THAT THE YOUNGSTER IS NOW FREE TO RETURN HOME.

    AT THE HEARING HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS MOTHER AND THE BRITISH CONSUL, MISS MILDRED FORRESTER. BALSON DENIED THE CHARGE AND SAID THAT HE HAD NEVER INTENDED TO INSULT THE SPANISH HEAD OF STATE.

    BALSON SPENT 17 DAYS IN GAOL BEFORE THE TRIAL, BUT DESPITE THE EXPERIENCE HE SAID AFTERWARDS THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO RETURN TO SPAIN NEXT YEAR FOR A HOLIDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJOJROW89H8HK2DZGJPLBXIFZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAJOJROW89H8HK2DZGJPLBXIFZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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