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<p>693.
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<interp inst="t18170416-155-person1170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner, and six more men. I followed them down Oxford-road. The prisoner made a rush between the others, and took the handkerchief out of Mr. Price's pocket - I searched him, and took the handkerchief out of his hat.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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