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<p>547.
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<p>SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a building.</p>
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<persName id="t18220417-13-person189"> ROBERT ELFORD
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<interp inst="t18220417-13-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18220417-13-victim188 t18220417-13-viclabel73"/>, and live in Exeter-street, Sloane-street. On the 20th of March Webb came to me, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, and gave me information - I went on the roof of a house of mine,
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18220417-13-off71 t18220417-13-crimeloc74"/>, and found the gutters stripped of their lead; Webb produced some which fitted the place. The prisoner was in custody; I have known him eighteen years; he bore a good character - he lodged on the premises. I let the house to a school-master. About 3 cwt. was stolen.</p>
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<persName id="t18220417-13-person190"> BENJAMIN WEBB
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<interp inst="t18220417-13-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman of St. James, Westminster. On the 19th March, about eleven o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner in Piccadilly, with an apron on his left shoulder - I stopped him, and asked what he had there; he said his own property - I took him to the watch-house, and found it contained 36 lbs. of lead; he said he found it in Kensington-road; he was coming in a direction from Knightsbridge. I went to Elford, and we compared the lead with the gutter, it fitted exactly with part of it - the prisoner said he lodged at the house over the shop. I examined his room, and found 65 lbs. more rolled up in his bed, in a sheep's-skin - this also fitted the gutter; a great deal more was taken away. When he saw Mr. Elford,
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<persName id="t18220417-13-person191"> GEORGE SPENCER
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<interp inst="t18220417-13-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I produce the lead - it has been compared with the gutter, and fitted exactly. I have known the prisoner seventeen years; he is a carver and gilder. I had not seen him for two months.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. On Sunday night I found a piece of lead in Kensington-road, and left it at a coffee-shop - I was fetching it from there. I had not occupied the room for some time.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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