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<p>1527.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18331017-115-off627 t18331017-115-crimeloc630"/> - on the 9th of September, we missed some property from there; about 3l. worth, and on the 10th, we missed about 4l. worth, and found that a piece of wood had been removed, so that any one could get their hand up and get the articles; the wood had been replaced again; on that night I placed my boy in that loft, to give me a signal by shaking a bunch of keys, and between seven and nine o'clock, he gave the signal; I went round to the box which is under the loft, and saw the prisoner with his hand raised up drawing goods from the loft.</p>
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<persName id="t18331017-115-person1110"> JOHN PAWLEY
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<interp inst="t18331017-115-person1110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was set to watch in the loft - the loose board was just by my side - I waited two hours and a half, when the board was raised; I pulled the string, and they took the prisoner with this property.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I went in to pawn that shawl, two men ran out as I went in, and the witness came and took me; I know nothing of the other things.</p>
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<persName id="t18331017-115-person1112"> GEORGE ATTENBOROUGH
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<interp inst="t18331017-115-person1112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This shawl is his own property; these other articles were about his feet; this other shawl, which is ours, was under his arm; some of these articles were hanging out of the hole.</p>
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