4th March 1839
Reference Numbert18390304-902
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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902. JOSEPH BAKER and WILLIAM GERRARD were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of February, 3 loaves of bread, value 1s. 4d. the goods of John Ford.

JOHN AITKIN . I live at Mr. John Ford's, a baker in High-street, Portland-town. On the 8th of February I was serving my customers in St. John's-wood—I left my basket to go to a customer, and on looking back, I saw the two prisoners by the side of my truck—they each of them took out some bread, went across the road, and down Portland-town—I followed—a policeman pursued, and took them—I saw Gerrard throw away one loaf.

RICHARD SIMMONS . I am a baker. I was serving my customers in Portland-town, and saw the two prisoners—Baker threw down two loaves against my barrow—Gerrard was running, and dropped two halves of a loaf on the ground.

STEPHEN WALTER (police-constable S 88.) I was going up the street, and the prisoners were pointed out to me—I pursued and took them.

(The prisoners received good characters.)

BAKER— GUILTY . Aged 19.


Confined One Month.

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