CHARLES ROSETTA, JAMES BENNETT.
19th May 1825
Reference Numbert18250519-182
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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London Cases, First Jury.

1037. CHARLES ROSETTA and JAMES BENNETT were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of George Nutley Searle , from his person .

GEORGE NUTLEY SEARLE. On the 9th of May, about quarter past 9 o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street ; I thought I felt my handkerchief taken from my pocket - I turned round and saw the two prisoners in possession of Herdsfield - I took hold of Rosetta, and saw the handkerchief drop from one of them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I was in Fleet-street, and saw the prisoners coming together towards Fleet-market: I saw them again in about twenty minutes, and Rosetta's hand was towards the gentleman, but I did not see him take any thing - I laid hold of them and saw the handkerchief fall.

Cross-examined. Q. How near were you to them? A. Six or seven yards off.

BENNETT'S Defence. I know nothing of it - I never saw this person before - I was going my way and suppose he was going his.

ROSETTA - GUILTY . Aged 17.

BENNETT - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .


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