11th April 1833
Reference Numbert18330411-165
VerdictNot Guilty

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835. JOHN LITTLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March , 1 watch, value 4l., the goods of Timothy Cannon , from his person .

TIMOTHY CANNON. I lodge in Henry-street, Hampstead-road. On the 3rd of March, I went to the Admiral Nagle public-house, in Bainbridge-street, St. Giles' - I went out, and the prisoner followed me; I sat down, and fell asleep - I had felt my watch safe before I went to sleep; the prisoner had been about me at that time, and no other person - when I awoke my pocket was cut off, and my watch gone.

ROBERT HUSON (Police-constable E 94). On the 3rd of March, I saw the prisoner in a public-house, nearly asleep - I took him; in going along he put his hand into his pocket - I took hold of his hand and found the watch in it; he said the prosecutor gave it to him.

JOSEPH LUCHING (Police-constable E 24). The prisoner's mother came to see him at the station - he told her he had the watch from a person who took it from the prosecutor, and then he said the prosecutor gave it to him.

Prisoner. He gave me the watch to mind.

TIMOTHY CANNON. This is my watch - I did not give it to him; I found the fob, which had been cut off, in my coat pocket - the seal and key have been cut off the watch.

The prisoner put in a long written Defence, stating that the prosecutor, who was intoxicated, had met him at a public-house; that they went to several other houses, when he finally gave him his watch to take care of, stating that a girl had stolen it from him that night.


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