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<p>Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.</p>
<p>495.
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<interp inst="t18330214-71-person696" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Charles Vincent Webb; he rents a stall in the stable in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18330214-71-off390 t18330214-71-crimeloc392"/> - the prisoner was in the habit of coming backwards and forwards to see a person who lives in the loft. On the evening before this robbery I saw my master's harness all right, and next morning it was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18330214-71-person697" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I rent a room over the stable. On the Saturday night the prisoner came and asked me for a night's lodging; I had known him four or five years before, and told him he might sleep in the loft, which he did, and in the morning he left me without notice - Ward came to me, and said the property was lost; I was ill in bed, and swear I knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18330214-71-person698" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a hackneyman. On the Sunday morning in question, about half-past seven o'clock, the prisoner came and knocked at my stable door; I was not up - I had known him seven or eight years; he had been in respectable situations, at Lady Murray's and other places - he brought this harness to me; he asked 18s. for it- I asked whose it was; he said, it had been given to him by a young man who he had done some work for - I said I did not want it, but he begged me to let him leave it with me till he could get a customer for it, which I did; this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18330214-71-person699" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (Police-constable D 132). I apprehended the prisoner at the corner of Riding-horse-lane; he said his name was Hall, and he knew nothing about the harness.(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that a man had given him the harness to dispose of, and that the stable was free of access to every body.</p>
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