Joseph Lang.
30th May 1718
Reference Numbert17180530-11
VerdictNot Guilty

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Joseph Lang , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted, together with John Pitts and Richard Adderson , for an Assault upon John Forrel , and taking from him a Hat and a Handkerchief, value 5 s. the 5th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prosecutor had been ill used by the Prisoner and his Associates, knock'd down and beat, and that his Hat and Handkerchief were lost, and that both the Prisoner and his Comrades were Persons of no very good Character, but it also appeared that the Prisoner was very much in Drink and very quarrelsom: But it not being sufficiently proved that the Assault was made with a felonious Intent to steal, the Jury acquitted him.

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