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<p>368, 369. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-9-off35 t17740518-9-crimeloc37"/>, by the Sun Fire Office, to go to the Exchange, a person called after me; I stopped and saw he had hold of a boy and a man; he asked me if I had lost any thing; I put my hand in my pocket, and said I had lost my handkerchief; he said he saw the boy pick my pocket, and threw the handkerchief down the area of the Sun Fire Office; I went to the area and saw it there; a coachman got it up with his whip, and it was delivered to the constable; it is marked with the initials of my name, and number 10.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-9-person116"> John Duncastle
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<interp inst="t17740518-9-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; on the 13th of this month, about three in the afternoon, coming out of the Old Change, I saw the prisoners picking pockets in Cheapside; knowing the biggest to be very notorious, I followed them, and watched them half an hour; I saw them attempt several gentlemen's pockets; I watched them till they came to the end of Queen-street; there they both stopped about five minutes; I crossed the way and stood opposite to them; the prosecutor came by the end of Queen-street, and crossed the way to St. Mildred's church, in the Poultry, and they followed him to the back of the Sun Fire Office, opposite the Bank; there I saw Morley put his hand in the gentleman's pocket; he had attempted it several times; he took the handkerchief out of his pocket, and put it under the right hand side of his coat; I ran up to him, catched him fast by the collar, and called to the gentleman; I borrowed a coachman's whip and took the handkerchief out of the area myself. (The handkerchief produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Morley's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it, no more than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Handby's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going of an errand for my master, Mr. Crouch, who keeps the Coach and Horses; I did not see the lad do any thing till the man laid hold of me; I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Hanby called one witness to his character.</p>
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