28th May 1883
Reference Numbert18830528-627
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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627. ANNIE MOORE (26) , Burglary in the dwelling-house of Henry Mitchener, and stealing therein two suits of clothes and other articles.

MR. GEOGHEGAN Prosecuted,

EMIEY MITCHENER . I am a wardrobe dealer, of 4, Wise Street, Battersea—I got up about 5.30 on the 2nd May, and found a window broken and some glass lying inside—I missed two suits of boy's clothes and four dresses and fur trimmings for a jacket—these are the articles (produced).

AMELIA BYFORD . I live at 62, Warwick Road—the prisoner was lodging at my house—at 11 or 12 o'clock on the morning of 2nd May I saw him with two suits of boy's clothing, a little frock, some white frocks, and a set of furs—these are the articles—she did not tell me how she came by them—she said she was a dealer in those things.

JOHN THOMAS YOE . I am in the service of Raymond Henry Chases of 56, Plough Road, pawnbrokers—this frock and boy's suits were pledged on the 3rd May by the prisoner—she also offered a set of furs, which I would not take in on account of the moth.

HENRY GEORGE (Detective V). I took the prisoner into custody on the 4th May, and told her she would be charged with burglariously breaking and entering 4, Wise Street, and stealing two suits of clothes, three dress costumes, and a set of furs—she said she was a dealer, and came from Manchester.

The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate. "I bought the things of a woman and gave 5s. for them."

AMELIA BYFORD (Re-examined). I do not know whether the prisoner was out that night or not—I took her breakfast to her at about 10 o'clock—she went out in the morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things when I left the house where I was lodging—I had no latch-key to let myself in, and of course when the went to bed and locked up the house she must be sure I was in the house—I could not let myself in without a key.


Before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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