11th May 1835
Reference Numbert18350511-1307
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1307. ALFRED SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of William Press, from his person.

WILLIAM PRESS . I live in St. Thomas's-street, Southwark. On the 17th of May, I was on the steps leading from St. Magnus Church London-bridge—when I got to the top, I missed my handkerchief—I was called back, and picked it off the ground—I gave it to the policeman—I saw the prisoner struggling with a gentleman who had seized him.

SAMUEL HOLLAND . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the

prosecutor's pocket—I seized him—he struggled to get from me—he threw it down, and threw me down, but I kept my hold of him.

Prisoner. I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY .* Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

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