Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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564. (M.) GEORGE LOVELL was indicted for that he on the king's highway, on Thomas Collier , did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person a silver watch, value 50 s, the property of the said Thomas , June 8 . ++
Thomas Collier . I am a coachman ; I lodge in Swallow-street; I am out of place; I lately drove for Mr. Steward in Swallow-street. On the 8th of June, about ten o'clock at night, as I was coming on foot from Sadler's Wells with a young woman, I was robbed in the Islington Road , about half a mile this side of Battle-Bridge, just by the Bowling Green. George Lovell and another man came up and presented
- Bridges. I was along with Collier on Whit-Monday, the 8th of June; we had been at Sadler's Wells; two men came up to us, and demanded our lives or our money; Collier threw Lovell down; the other man continued with me, and did not go to his assistance; I seeing some people coming, made towards them, and then he made off.
I hope to be recommended to the mercy of the court. I am a tinker by trade.
Prosecutor. The man that made his escape got my watch.
Guilty . Death .
See No. 554 in this sessions, and see him tried for man-slaughter, No. 589, in Mr. Ald. Harley's mayoralty.