23rd August 1841
Reference Numbert18410823-1982
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1982. GEORGE LONGLONS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July, 1 pair of trowsers, value 4s.; and 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; the goods of Stephen Sewell.

STEPHEN SEWELL . I am a tailor, and live in Fetter-lane. About two o'clock in the afternoon of the 12th of July I was called, and saw the prisoner and another in the shop—the other asked the price of a waistcoat—I said it was not one they could afford to buy—they went out—I turned, and missed a waistcoat and trowsers—I followed them out, stopped the prisoner, and took these trowsers from under his left arm—I asked for the waistcoat—he denied having it.

EDWARD BIRKS . I live in Fleur-de-Lis-court. I saw the prisoner running, and throw down a waistcoat.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man I knew; he said he was going to purchase a jacket, and asked me to go; I did so; he asked the price of one in the window; we came out, and he gave me the trowsers to hold—I asked where he got them, and the man came and took me with the trowsers; he asked me about the waistcoat; I said I had not got it; I know nothing of the waistcoat.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

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