14th February 1833
Reference Numbert18330214-195

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First London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

623. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of February , 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of James Stone , from his person .

JAMES STONE. I am a merchant , and live in North-street, Poplar. On the 15th of February I was in Leadenhall-street , about eleven o'clock in the morning; I felt my coat move, turned round, and found the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand; I collared him, and gave him in charge - he had another person with him.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I am one of the City Police. I saw Stone on the 15th of February holding the prisoner - he charged him with robbing him of his handkerchief, which then laid under the prisoner's feet; he denied the charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing, when the gentleman collared me, and said I had his handkerchief.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Confined One Year .

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