JOHN HIBBERT.
2nd February 1835
Reference Numbert18350202-492
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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492. JOHN HIBBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 handkerchief value 2s., the goods of McKedy Major, from his person.

MCKEDY MAJOR . About twelve o'clock on the 7th of January, I was in Aldgate. I felt my pocket, as a crowd was passing, and missed my handkerchief—I looked round, and seeing the prisoner skulking along the

wall, and looking behind, I pulled him from the wall, and the handkerchief dropped from him, between him and the wall—this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was there not a lady speaking to him at the time? A. Not that I observed—a woman came and said several persons were about, and she was not aware that he was guilty—the handkerchief dropped between him and the wall—I did not see it in his hand—there was nobody immediately connected with him—the crowd was not dense—each party was separate—there were perhaps two or three hundred persons in the street—it is my handkerchief—I have a mark on it—I did not see it taken—the prisoner was walking, and looking about him.

COURT. Q. Was there any body near him who could have dropped it? A. There was not.

Prisoner's Defence. I was a yard or two from the wall—a number of people were round me—I was driven against the wall by the prosecutor, and used in a shameful manner by him.

NOT GUILTY .


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