9th April 1849
Reference Numbert18490409-980
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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980. JAMES TOWNSEND, stealing 1 bridle, value 8s.; the goods of William Pollard: having been before convicted.

WILLIAM POLLARD , I am a butcher, of Sloane-street—this bridle is mine (produced)—it was safe at six o'clock on 12th March—I missed it at seven o'clock next morning; another person occupied the stable with me, the coach-house door was left open—I found the bridle at Seymour's on the 17th.

Prisoner. I told you the man I sold it for, and you know him. Witness. I know the man you mentioned.

CHRISTOPHER SEYMOUR . I deal in potatoes, coal, and coke, at Orchard-street, Westminster. On 12th March I came home and found this bridle at my house—in the evening, about nine o'clock, the prisoner came; and my. wife said, "This is the man the bridle belongs to"—he offered it for sale for 2s. 6d.—I said, "I have, got two, and do not want it"—he said Mr. Lucas, who I knew, sent him to me with it—I said, "Is it yours, or have you stole it"—he said, "I have not stole it, it is my own"—he pressed me very hard; and I gave him 2s. for it.

GEORGE ADAMS (policeman, A 256). I took the prisoner, and told him the charge—he asked if Mr. Pollard had got his bridle back; I said,"Yes"—he said he was very glad of it—he told me at the station where he sold it

WILLIAM MILLERMAN (policeman, B 95). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's conviction—(read—Convicted May, 1847, confined three months).—I was present; he is the man.

GUILTY .**— Aged 24— Confined Twelve Months.

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