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<interp inst="t18371127-name-1026" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUNTER</persName> </hi>. About four o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th of November I was in the Commercial-road, and observed the prisoner and another walk as close after me as they could—I looked over my shoulder, and saw the prisoner and another walking fast—I then walked slowly till we came to Albion-street, where they turned down—I felt, and my hand kerchief was gone—I called the police, and pursued them—they parted—the prisoner was taken—one of them threw something into a passage of a door, but my handkerchief has not been found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable K</hi> 278.) I was called about four o'clock—the prosecutor said, "I have lost my handkerchief, come with me"—the prisoner and another saw me coming, and the other one got into a house about six doors down Albion-street—the prisoner attempted to go in, and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> in a dark handkerchief, and when I came opposite the door it was shut—I pursued the prisoner, and he ran me down Albion street, till he came to a court in Duke-street—I then caught him, and brought him back—I found one handkerchief on his person, which I pro
<lb/>duce—I asked the gentleman if it was his—he said, "No "—this is a silk handkerchief—the house he threw the handkerchief into is a bad house—the girl he cohabits with lives there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was sent on an errand for my mother, and was standing at this house—the policeman came and took me—I never had any handker
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