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<p>1389.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 1 cap, 1 coat, 1 pair of boots, and 1 pair of gloves, value 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510616-1389-offence-2 t18510616-name-638"/>Edwin Selby</persName>; Pickett having been before convicted.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution,</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-639" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA RANGER</persName> </hi>. I am servant to George Selby, of Ravensborne-park, in the parish of Lewisham. On Friday night, 25th April, I went to bed about half-past 11 o'clock—I left the back-kitchen window shut, and the shutter closed, but I believe neither of them were fastened—the dairy has a door, which leads into the stable-yard, and then into the garden—that door was boiled—I came down next morning about half-past 6, and found the back-kitchen window open—the shutters were put to—the dairy-door was open—I missed from the kitchen three silver spoons and a purse, and from the passage two great coats, a cap, and a pair of boots; and from the break first-room a gun and some cigars and tobacco—they were all there over night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-640" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Mill-lane, Deptford. On 14th May Alban Fletcher came to my shop with these boots (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them, in London, and they crippled his feet so, he could not wear them—I knew him before—next morning I bought them of him for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a pair of shoes, and an ounce of tobacco—two days afterwards Walter Fletcher brought this hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and asked if I would buy it; I said, "No"—he asked if I would give him a few things for breakfast—it was between 11 and 12 in the morning—I gave him a few things, and bought the hat of him—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and articles to the value of 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have sees his mate Pickett wear the same hat a fortnight or three weeks before, when the other prisoners were with him—on the 17th I gave the hat and boots to the policeman—Alban had dealt with me nearly four years—he was in the habit of making and taking out rope-mats.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-641" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GREEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, R</hi> 315). I was present when Pickett was taken, on 17th May—he had on a black coat, in the pockets of which I found this pair of gloves (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him where he got them; he said he bought them of some person in London—when I went to take him, be was in bed with Alban Fletcher—I took Alban two days afterwards, and told him the charge; he said, "My brother gave me the boots to get changed for him"—he was in Wood's shop at the time—Wood heard what was said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-642" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SELBY</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, in Ravensborne-park. On 26th April I came down, and missed a blue coat and a pair of gloves, of mine, a blue coat of my brother's, a double-barrelled gun, a pair of boots, some cigars, and tobacco—these boots and gloves are mine, and were safe the night before the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-643" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN SELBY</persName> </hi>. This is my hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-644" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHINNERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, R</hi> 153) On 26th April I was on duty at Brockley, about a quarter past 5 o'clock in the morning—I met Pickett and Walter Fletcher about a quarter of a mile from Ravensborne-park, coming out of some fields which lead in that direction—they had got on over
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<p>one of which was blue, and respectable-looking hats—they were strangers to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Walter Fletcher's Defence.</hi> I bought the coats in Dudley-street, Seven
<lb/>dials; my brother Alban knows nothing of where I got them; I Was living in London, and took them down to him on 1st May, and gave them to him to take to Mr. Wood's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510616-name-645" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVEDAT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, R</hi> 77). I produces certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">read—Central Criminal Court—Henry Bennett, convicted Feb.</hi>, 1851—
<hi rend="italic">Confined two months</hi>)—I was present—Pickett is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was a third indictment against Pickett.</hi>)</p> </div1></div0>
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