Prosecution in Arms Trial Fails to Link Defendant with British Soldier

The trial of Leib Sirkin, a Jewish policemen, and Abraham Rachlin, a taxi driver, on charges of illegally purchasing arms from two British soldiers, was resumed here today after a three-day recess.

The greater part of today’s session was devoted to testimony by the handwriting expert of the Lebanon Government who stated that specimens of handwriting in Sirkin’s diary and in an army book belonging to Christopher Harris, one of the two soldiers, were similar, but he could not swear that they were both written by the same man. The expert was introduced by the prosecution in an apparent attempt to link Sirkin with Harris through writings in the latter’s book.

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