JOHN WINFIELD.
20th August 1849
Reference Numbert18490820-1639
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1639. JOHN WINFIELD , stealing 1 watch, value 7l. the goods of Henry Kendle; from his person.

HENRY KENDLE . I was at Chalk Farm races on 7th Aug.—I had a watch in my pocket and missed it—I received information from the policeman.

Cross-examined by MR. METCALFE. Q. When had you seen the watch? A. Half-an-hour before—I was on the race-course.

HENRY EDWARDS (policeman, 128). I was on the course—I watched the prisoner and four others for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I saw the prisoner and another go to the prosecutor—they came back and spoke—the prosecutor then moved to the winning-post—the prisoner aud the other followed him there—he then moved to where he was at first, and the prisoner and the other followed him there, and just as the horses started I saw the prisoner put his right arm round the prosecutor—the prisoner and the others

made off—I spoke to the prosecutor—I then went after the prisoner—I ran, I suppose, for an hour and a half, and he was running all the while—I lost sight of him once, just as he turned into the Park.

Cross-examined. Q. There were a good many persons round? A. Yes, the horses had just started at the time I saw the arm put round the prosecutor—I then heard the words, "They are off," and the prisoner moved away—he was stopped by another person, and I took him immediately—he gave his address, which I found was true; I found his mother was living there—I found 1l. 3s. 1d. on him, and a mourning-ring, which he told me he bad purchased at Mr. Barker's—I went there, and Mr. Barker said he had sold it to somebody, but he could not say who—I found nothing else on the prisoner but a bottle—this is the Magistrate's handwriting—(read—"The prisoner says, 'I know nothing about it; I was running after one of the men.'")

CHARLES WEBB . I was with Edwards—I watched the prisoner—I saw him follow the gentleman from one place to another—he then put his arm round him, and his head close to him, looking at the horses—he stood there as long as the gentleman did—he then left his friends and went to the winning-post; then, when the horses came in, he returned to his friends, and the prisoner and his companion followed him again over to his friends when the horses came in.

NOT GUILTY .


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