2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-795
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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795. JOHN MURRALL was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of March, 1 cap, value 2s., the goods of George Wood, from the person of Francis Charles Wood.

FRANCIS CHARLES WOOD . I live with my father, George Wood, in Pool-street, Hoxton, and am twelve years old. I was in Holborn with my cousin, about a quarter before seven o'clock, on the 2nd of March—the prisoner took my cap off my head, and flung it to another boy, who ran away with it—I took hold of the prisoner, and the policeman came up.

RICHARD PASSEY (police-constable E 100.) I saw some persons collected—I went up, and saw this little boy crying, and the prisoner was by his side—I took him.

FRANCIS DAVID . I was with Wood, and saw the prisoner take the cap off his head.

Prisoner's Defence. I stopt to look at some wax-work—several boys shoved me about, and I took this boy's cap off, and threw it to another boy—he threw it to another, who threw it into the road, and another boy ran off with it.

FRANCIS DAVID . There were four boys, but the prisoner was the biggest.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Confined Three Months.

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