15th January 1829
Reference Numbert18290115-126
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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391. CHARLES SIMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 2 coal-skuttles, value 5s. , the goods of George Wilkins .

EDWARD INGRAM . Mr. George Wilkins is a bricklayer, and lives in Crown-court, Haymarket . On the evening of the 22d of December, I saw the prisoner and another young lad; they each of them took up a coal-skuttle from the prosecutor's door; I followed, and cried, Stop thief! the prisoner was taken - the other got away.

GEORGE WILKINS . I am a bricklayer , and keep a little broker's shop . I was not at home when this happened.

JOHN GOOK . I am a shoemaker. I saw the prisoner running; I pursued, and took him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is the first time I was ever brought to any public place, and, if I get away, it shall be the last time.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .

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