4th March 1839
Reference Numbert18390304-921
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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921. DANIEL COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of February, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Edward-Colsill Edlin, from his person.

EDWARD COLSILL EDLIN . I live in New Bond-street. On the morning of the 11th of February, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in Holborn—I received information from Mr. Gibbs—I turned round, and saw him holding the prisoner by the collar—part of my handkerchief was in the prisoner's pocket, and part out—I had had it safe in my great-coat pocket a few minutes before.

JOSEPH GIBBS . I am a porter to the Birmingham Railway Company I was going up Holborn on the 11th of February, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket—I took him, and told the prosecutor.

Prisoner. Two or three more boys took the handkerchief, and threw it down—I took it up, and was going to give it to the gentleman. Witness. I saw him take it out of the prosecutor's pocket and put it into his own.

THOMAS FULLER . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner.

GUILTY .* Aged 14.— Confined Three Months.

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