16th September 1830
Reference Numbert18300916-238
VerdictNot Guilty

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1702. JAMES HAINSWORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , 1 watch, value 1l.; 1 watchchain, value 1s.; 2 watch-keys, value 1s., and 1 seal, value 10s. , the goods of Charles Eden .

CHARLES EDEN . On the 12th of July I was going home, a Policeman met me in a cart, and said I had been robbed of my watch - I went to the station-house and saw it there - I had seen it safe at three o'clock in the afternoon, in my bakehouse, and at five or six it was gone - the prisoner's father and mother live near me.

- I am a Policeman. I was on duty at past six o'clock in the evening; a gentleman said a little boy had offered him a watch for 1s. - I went down, and saw the prisoner with the watch in his hand; he put it inside the rails of Mr. Gray's garden, and sat down by the side; I asked him if he would sell me the watch - he said he had no watch; I said, "yes, I saw you put it away" - he then said he found it on the road; he began crying - I said if he would tell me who the gentleman was, and give it back to him, I would let him go; he would not, and I took him to the station-house - the prosecutor's wife came, and said it was her husband's; he then said he got it from Mr. Eden's.

Prisoner's Defence. A boy gave it me in the Uxbridge-road for some apples.


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