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<persName id="t18330214-70-person688"> FRANCES FLOOD
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<interp inst="t18330214-70-person688" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived with Mr. Samuel Dias, a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18330214-70-off385 t18330214-70-crimeloc388"/>. On an afternoon in November last, I saw the prisoner steal two pairs of trousers from the shop; I saw him pass about three weeks after, and pointed him out - I had not known him before, but I had a sufficient opportunity of seeing him to be certain of him - there were two men together, but the prisoner took them.</p>
<persName id="t18330214-70-person689"> LEWIS HARRIS
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<interp inst="t18330214-70-person689" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am shopman to Mr. Bradley, a pawnbroker. I have a pair of trousers, which were offered in pawn by a man who was convicted in November - I never saw the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. On the Tuesday before I was taken, Mr. Dias and the officer came to my house; the officer and Mr. Dias asked Flood if I was the person - she denied it, and on the Friday they came and took me.</p>
<persName id="t18330214-70-person690"> ROBERT DAVIS
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<interp inst="t18330214-70-person690" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (Police-constable H 35). I saw the prisoner in the presence of Flood; she denied him, but Mrs. Dias had threatened her if she identified him, as I was informed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18330214-70-person691" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> re-examined. Q. Did you say he was not the man? A. Yes, my mistress was in a bad state of health, and she told me not to recognize the prisoner to my master, but he is the man.</p>
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