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<interp inst="t18460223-name-748" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PLUMRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, at Wandsworth—I received some information from my wife—I went out, and saw the three prisoners walking along, with some bread in their hands, just outside my door—I followed them till I met a policeman, and gave them into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable.</hi>) I took the prisoners into custody, by Mr. Plumridge's desire—they were all three eating bread.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable.</hi>) I assisted in taking them—I found them eating bread.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-inspector.</hi>) I took the charge at the station—Cornish said, "We were all together, and I had a part of the bread."</p>
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