26th October 1846
Reference Numbert18461026-2083
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2083. HENRY RILEY was indicted for stealing 1 gelding, price 18l.; 1 cart, value 10l. 10s.; 1 set of harness, 1l.; 2 cushions, 6s.; and 1 whip, As.; the goods of Samuel Hughes Atkinson: and 3 coats, value 2l. 5s., the goods of our Lady the Queen.

SAMUEL HUGHES ATKINSON . I live in Manchester-street, Gray's Inn-road. On the 2nd of Oct., about seven o'clock, I took some goods in a cart to St. John's-wood-barracks, and delivered them to the sergeant-major—when I came back, the cart, and harness, and several things were gone—I did not leave any military coats in the cart.

DANIEL SUGG (police-sergeant H 17.) About a quarter after ten o'clock I received information, and found a horse and cart in Rosemary-lane, White-chapel, driven by the prisoner, who was in it—he stopped at the corner of Dock-street—I asked him whose horse and cart it was—he said his brother's—I found two military great-coats in it, and he had one on his back—he had been drinking—Atkinson saw the horse and cart, and identified them.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You did not see him till he got towards the docks? A. No.

DANIEL HILMAN . I am a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards. The prisoner was in the regiment—these coats belong to two of our men, and the other to the prisoner, and were in the passage of the barracks—the prisoner must have taken them out.

Cross-examined. Q. I believe the prisoner was born in the regiment? A. Yes—he is given to drinking—I had not given orders to have the cart brought to the barracks—it had brought some skettles there, and Atkinson had to go to the sergeant-major after delivering them.

JOHN WHITE . I live in Chambers-street, Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner driving the cart in Rosemary-lane—he called to a man, and asked a Jew to buy some military great-coats—I asked him how he became possessed of them—he said they were all right—I said, "It is not, they belong to the ordnance"—he said it was all right, and he could sell them—I turned round, saw the police-sergeant, and gave him in charge.

GUILTY of stealing the Coats only. Aged 27.— Confined Nine Months.

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