28th May 1883
Reference Numbert18830528-625
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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625. EDWARD TOOMEY (17), THOMAS PROSSER (38), and CORNELIUS SHAY (18) , Burglary in the dwelling-house of William Davis, and stealing therein three coats, boots, and other articles, and 2l. 10s.

Mr. GEOGHEGAN Prosecuted.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am landlord of the Belton Arms, East Greenwich—on the 24th April I went downstairs at 7.30 a.m., and found the landing window open—I missed an Ulster belonging to my wife, a pair of boots, 2l. 10s., and two coats, also some old piping—the window had been closed the night before, and the property was safe.

JOHN REARDEN . I live at 2, Mary Ann Cottages, Marsh Lane, Greenwich—I know Shay and Prosser—I saw the prisoners last month outside the Naval Hospital, and I told Toomey the police were after him—Shay was standing about ten yards off—Toomey followed me across—I saw Shay again at the top of Marsh Lane the same day, when he came round selling kippered herrings—he asked me to have half a pint of beer, which I did—he asked me to go and see if Prosser had sold his herrings, and I did so, and we had another half-pint, and we came up Old Greenwich Road—he told me there was an ulster and a pair of boots behind the shed, and I pulled them out and looked at them, and Prosser sold them—I did not ask them where they came from—I got 1s. 6d. out of the transaction.


TOOMEY— GUILTY **.— Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.

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