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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18100919-95-victim810 t18100919-95-viclabel536"/>, I live in Bond-street. I lost the pocket-book at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18100919-95-off534 t18100919-95-crimeloc537"/>, between twelve and one, on the 1st of August, I went to see the men in the pillory that day, I had been in the mob about five minutes, I was holding my hands upon my pockets, I had a silk handkerchief in one pocket, and a pocketbook in the other. I had my hat over my eyes, I put my hands up to raise my hat, it was rather tight; I lost both my pocketbook and handkerchief; the moment I felt in my pockets and found I had got nothing, I turned round and saw Humphreys had got hold of Lee; he was picking up my pocketbook. I assisted in taking Chinnery to the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18100919-95-person811" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer. On the first of August I went to Charing-cross for the purpose of apprehending pickpockets; I saw the two prisoners in company with another, I followed them into the crowd, they were following Mr. Jackson; after he had been in the crowd five minutes, the three persons surrounded him, they were all standing as close at they could behind him; I saw Lee make several attempts to take his pocketbook out; I saw Mr. Jackson put his hand to his pocket; after some time he took his hand away to move his hat, at the same time a coach came alongside of the pillory, to take the men out, Lee took hold of the pocketbook, I laid hold of him by the collar, and with the other hand I took hold of the book; the next witness was in company with me at the time, I desired him to lay hold of Chinnery;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181009190048"/>the other made off, before Lee drawed the pocketbook out of his pocket, Chinnery looked round at me, then I looked off; he then gave the other a touch of the arm, as much as to say, take it now. I knew their persons all three.</p>
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<interp inst="t18100919-95-person812" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with Humphreys, I saw Chinnery and Lee in company, close to Mr. Jackson; Chinnery spoke to Lee, and Lee pointed down to Mr. Jackson's pocket; what he said, I cannot say; he had got his hand in his left pocket; just after that, a coach came up, Mr. Jackson moved rather to the right, Lee took the pocketbook at the time, Humphreys took hold of Lee, I took hold of Chinnery immediately; there was a third person in company with them. Humphreys picked up the pocketbook.</p>
<p>Lee's defence. I know nothing at all about it. I never see this young man before in my life.</p>
<p>Chinnery's defence. On the first of August I went to see the pillory the same as another person might go. I am innocent of any thing of the kind.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18100919-95-defend808 t18100919-95-punish540"/> Transported for Seven Years </rs>.</p>
<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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