22nd April 1895
Reference Numbert18950422-398
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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398. JAMES FOOTMAN (21) PLEADED GUILTY to burglary in the dwelling-house of John Barnett Burland, and stealing cigars, cigarettes, and other article, his property. He was further charged with having been convicted at the Thames Police-court on April 17th, 1894, and pleaded


CHARLES THOMLINSON (355 K). I was present at the Thames Police-court on April 17th, 1894, when the prisoner was convicted in the name of James Footman, and sentenced to three months' hard labour by Mr. Mead—this is the certificate (Produced).

The prisoner. I was at Aldershot and can prove it, but the colour-sergeant is invalided—I was out with my militia at the time.

Witness. I had you in custody; I have not got your photograph, but I took your description: Age 21, complexion fair, hair dark brown, eyes blue, scar on right side of face, near the cheek-bone, and a scar on the right arm and right leg, dark trousers and hat, and black spotted tie—you were also convicted on August 11th at Worship Street, and sentenced to three months, for highway robbery with violence; I picked you out then as the same man who was convicted on April 17th, and you denied it.

Prisoner's defence. I was not convicted on 17th April; the first time I was convicted was in August, and I can prove it.

GUILTY.— Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

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