23rd October 1843
Reference Numbert18431023-2896
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2896. HARRIET WEBB was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of Oct., 27 yards of merino, value 2l., the goods of John Matthews and another; and that she had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am a linen-draper, and live in Chichester-place, King's-cross; I have one partner. On the 20th of Oct., about six o'clock, a constable spoke to me, in consequence of which I missed a piece of merino from inside the passage, which I had seen safe about four—this now produced is it.

GEORGE PORTSMOUTH (policeman.) About half-past five o'clock on the afternoon of the 20th of Oct., I saw the prisoner, and a young man by the side of her, in Argyle-square, which is near the prosecutor's—she had this merino under her shawl—I followed and stopped her—I asked what she had got—she said, some linen that she had brought from her mother's—there was an apron round it—I took her to the station, and there found it was this merino—she then said it was two dresses that her mother had given her to take to her aunt—she gave a false address.

PETER HENRY SIMMS (police-constable G 95.) I produce Certificate of the prsioner's former conviction, from the Police-court, Clerkenweil—(read)—I was present at her trial—she is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Mr. Justice Maule.

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