1st February 1864
Reference Numbert18640201-260
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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260. DANIEL HEARNE (22) , Robbery on Frederick Henderson, and stealing 7s. 6d. from his person.

MR. HORRY conducted the Prosecution.

SAMUEL CLARKE (Policeman, E 151). On the morning of 19th of January, at half-past 1, I was on duty in Broad-street, St. Giles, and heard a cry of "Police"—I ran across immediately—I saw the prosecutor on the ground, and seven men running away up Dudley-street—I saw the prisoner; I pursued him up the left-hand side, and he ran across down White Lion-street, and ran into the arms of another constable, who caught him—I returned to the spot where I left the prosecutor—he was very much excited, and this waistcoat was torn off his back—it was picked up from the ground, and identified by him—he had been drinking—I took the prisoner to the station-house, and another constable brought the prosecutor—he said he had been roughly handled, and he could not identify the prisoner—he said he had lost seven shillings and sixpence, which those ruffians took away.

WILLIAM WEST (Policeman, F 141). I was on duty in Broad-street, on the morning of 19th January, at half-past 1, and heard a cry of "Police"—I ran, and saw the prosecutor on the ground—several persons ran away, and when they got to the corner of Dudley-street one of them threw this waistcoat down—I followed the prisoner down Dudley-street, and he ran into another constable's arms—I am satisfied he is one of them—I kept my eye on him all the time—he ran down White Lion-street.

Cross-examined by MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS. Q. Who made the cry of "stop thief?" A. We did—the prisoner was one of the parties at the waistcoat.


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