KENT MATTHEWS, Theft > simple larceny, 1st December 1831.

Reference Number: t18311201-95
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty

95. KENT MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing,

on the 12th of November , 1 bugle, value 2l. , the goods of Mark Spain .

MARK SPAIN . I am guard of an omnibus . On the 12th of November I put a bugle on the seat inside, and drove from the spare ground by the King's-mews to the British coffee-house , in Cockspur-street; when I got there the bugle was gone.

ELIZABETH PURDY . On the day in question I saw the prisoner with a dark waistcoat on, it was either blue or black. with dark sleeves; he was about five yards from me - it was in the spare ground near the King's-mews; I was nursing a child - I saw him jump up behind the omnibus, lean his body in at the door, and bring out the bugle; he walked away, not on the side the path is, but on the other side, and when he got to the last of the coaches, he crossed and went on the path - the prosecutor came, and I told him.

ELIZABETH MOXAM . I was with Pordy; I saw the omnibus - the prisoner went up to it, leaned in behind, and took out the bugle; he took it under his arm and walked inside the coaches till he came to the last coach, then he crossed and went towards Westminster - I have seen him before; he had a short sleeved waistcoat on.

JOHN REDMAN . I am an officer. I took the prisoner on the evening of the 14th.

The prisoner put in a written Defence declaring his innocence, and that the female witnesses were persons of bad character

NOT GUILTY .


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