Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Imprisonment > no_subcategory
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JOHN JOANES JACKSON . I am a druggist. On the 17th of April, I was in the City-road about six o'clock in the evening—there was a crowd round an omnibus—I stopped with the crowd—I put my hand to my pocket to feel if it was safe, and missed my handkerchief, which I am sure was there before—I turned round immediately, and perceived it in the prisoner's hand, close behind me—I took hold of him—a policeman was standing near me—I told him the circumstance, and gave the prisoner in charge.
Prisoner. Q. Can you swear positively that I stole it? A. No; it was in your right hand by your side.
(Properly produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.