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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SCROOP</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18370403-922-offence-1 t18370403-cd-6"/>9th of March</rs>, I handkerchief, value 8
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18370403-922-offence-1 t18370403-name-182"/>Henry Leader</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LEADER</hi>. I am a merchant, and live in Great St. Helens, Bisbopsgate. In the afternoon of the 9th of March, I was in Lime-street, in company with Mr. Flood, and when I got to a passage leading to Lea-denhall-market, I felt something touch me behind—I turned round quickly, and taw the prisoner walking away with my handkerchief in his hand—I walked quickly after him—he seeing me follow him, began to run—I fol-lowed him into Lime-street, and when within a few paces of him, he threw down the handkerchief as quick as he could from him—I took it up and called, "Stop thief"—he turned down Cullum-street, and was caught just before he got into Fenchurch-street—I am certain of his person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18370403-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY STOCK"/>HENRY STOCK FLOOD</persName> </hi>. I was in company with Mr. Leader, and saw the prisoner drop the handkerchief—he had his back to me, but I am sure he it the same person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18370403-name-184" type="given" value="JAMES WALTER"/>JAMES WALTER BREWER</persName> </hi>. I am an officer. I have the handkerchief.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I know it was not me.</p>
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