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<p>Second London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</p>
<p>565.
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<p>Prisoner. I was a dozen yards behind him, and I ran up to see what was the matter. Witness. No, they were arm-in-arm, and close together - the prisoner was within a foot of me; I told him if he would give me the handkerchief I would let him go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18330214-138-person1257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (City Police-constable 91). I went up and took the prisoner - he said another person took the handkerchief, and he had nothing to do with it.</p>
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