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<interp inst="t18430130-name-822" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WOODRUFF</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the City Police. On the 28th of Jan., about half-past seven o'clock, I was in College-market, Warwick-lane—I saw the prisoners standing behind Mrs. Worms—I saw Finn put hit hand into her pocket, and take out something—Sculthorpe was covering him—as soon as Finn dropped the pocket, Sculthorpe said, "Come let us go, and not stand to be pushed about here"—I immediately seized them, and had a scuffle with both—Finn threw himself on the ground and got away, but he did not get above two yards before I took him again—I then spoke to Mrs. Worms—I am quite sure the prisoners are the persons—I was close behind them, and touched them when Finn put his hand into the pocket—I was watching them—I had seen them come into the market, and I turned back and went after them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Finn. Q.</hi> Was not the market crowded?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but there was nobody between you and me—I am quite sure I saw your hand go into her pocket—you took something out, but I could not see what—I saw the pocket move, and saw the bottom of the pocket in your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18430130-name-823" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WORMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Solomon Worms. The officer asked me if I had lost my money—I said, "No"—I was then standing at a but
<lb/>cher's shop disputing about a bit of meat—I put my hand into my pocket, and found one shilling and four penny-pieces gone—I do not think this was two minutes after I had had that money safe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Finn. Q.</hi> Did you not say you did not see it for a quarter of an hour before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not indeed—two or three minutes before I was counting my money—I do not think there was time for another person to jack my Pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I found 9 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Sculthorpe, I found no shilling.</p>
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