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<p>355.
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<p>JANE FLINT. I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18260112-174-victim930 t18260112-174-viclabel981"/>. on the night of the 19th of December, my larder was broken into - I was the last person up; I did not go to bed till about twelve o'clock - the larden was then safe- it is a part of my house; in the morning I missed these provisions - I also lost some raspberry jam, some pickles, and other things - the servant got up in the morning about six o'clock - she came and told me; I got up directly, and, by the light of a candle, I found the persons had got in at the larder window - the inside bolts were broken, and they had got between the iron bars, broken open the kitchen door, to get out into the yard. The prisoners lived in the village.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. How wide are your bars apart? A. About seven inches and a half. I think a man of the prisoner's size could get through. I did not take Saunders before a Magistrate - it was the constable who told me to prefer a bill against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18260112-174-person931" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a day labourer. On the 20th of December, I met Saunders about a quarter past five o'clock in the morning, in Isleworth town - not a quarter of a mile from Mrs. Flint's house; he was alone, and had something bulky under his arm, but I do not know what; I went on to the end of Mr. Ashby's wharf, and saw Barnham, who had nothing. I then went down the wharf, and found two legs of pork, and two chucks in Mr. Ashby's waggon, which stood in my wharf - I do not know how they came there; Saunders came to me about five o'clock, and asked if I wanted to buy a piece or two of meat; I said I had no money; he then went out of my stable; I afterwards saw him and Barnham pass the stable with some meat in their hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18260112-174-person932" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am chief constable of Isleworth. I heard of the robbery and went to Pine, to take his evidence, which I laid before the Magistrates, and got a warrant to apprehend Barnham - Saunders had been apprehended for an assault. I do not know what became of the meat - I did not get the information from Pine till three or four days afterwards.</p>
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