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<persName id="t18310908-125-defend1039" type="defendantName"> WILLIAM HOLT
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<persName id="t18310908-125-person1042"> JOHN ROBINSON
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<interp inst="t18310908-125-person1042" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. On the night of the 15th of August, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner in some ground called Shadwell ruins, about forty yards from the prosecutor's shop; he had a bundle, and on seeing me he put it into his bosom: he was going along - I called to him to stop and show me what he had got; but he ran away and I followed him five or six minutes, calling Stop thief! and kept him in sight till he was stopped - I took three pairs of trousers from his bosom and this other pair was in his hand.</p>
<persName id="t18310908-125-person1043"> GEORGE LORIMER
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<interp inst="t18310908-125-person1043" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was an officer. I stopped the prisoner, who was running as fast as he could; I asked what he had got - he said Nothing - I said I insisted on knowing; he made a blow at me, and we both fell - I got two pairs of trousers from him; he said he bought them for 7s. of a man who hawked them about - he made great resistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18310908-125-person1044" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am in John Wheeldon's employ. I had seen these trousers safe in his shop from half-past nine to ten o'clock.</p>
<persName id="t18310908-125-person1045"> JOHN WHEELDON
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<interp inst="t18310908-125-person1045" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18310908-125-victim1041 t18310908-125-viclabel683"/>. These articles are mine; three pairs are new, 1 value them at 20s., but they are worth considerably more.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I had come from on board my ship - we had been drinking freely; these trousers were offered to me for 7s. - I bought them.</p>
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