2nd May 1870
Reference Numbert18700502-392
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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392. JOHN WESTWOOD (20), was indicted for a like offence.

MR. FRANCIS WILLIAMS conducted the Prosecution.

ANNIE WYBROW . I am barmaid at the New Market Hotel, King Street, Smithfield—on Monday, 14th March, about 10 o'clock at night, I served take prisoner with three-halfpennyworth of rum—he gave me a bad florin—I bent it, and tent for Mr. Kite, who gave him in custody.

MATTHEW KITE . I am a licensed victualler, of King Street, Smithfield—on 14th March the last witness gave me this coin in the prisoner's presence—I gave him in charge with the florin.

HENRY HASTINGS (City Policeman 283). I took the prisoner, and received this coin—he gave his name Henry Jones—he was remanded, and discharged on the following Saturday.

WILLIAM HENRY GOODINOE . I am a stationer, of 18, Aldersgate Street—on 28th March I served the prisoner with two dozen postage stamps—he gave me a bad florin, which I returned to him—he was leaving the shop, and I called him back and asked him where he came from—he said he could not tell me—I informed my brother, who gave him in custody with the coin.

JAMES WALLENOER GOODINGE . I am the brother of the last witness—he has stated the truth.

ISAAC WISEMAN (City Policeman 126). The prisoner was given into my charge with this florin.

WILLIAM WEBSTER . These coins are bad.

GUILTY Nine Months' Imprisonment.

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