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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRADFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BANNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On the night of 2nd October I was passing the Pindar of Wakefield public-house, and saw the prisoner and his wife—a woman, named Draker, came out and spoke to them, and. They all three went into the house—I sent for assistance and placed two con
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<p>of Swinton Street, and I directed the two constables to seize Draker, I followed the prisoner and his wife—I heard a noise, looked round and saw Darker in custody and another constable picking up something—I said "Don't let go of her hand"—he said "She has thrown something away, but I have got it all right"—I went back and took Wilson, who said that he was going home—I said "You have been in company with coiners and I shall arrest you on suspicion"—I told Dickens to seize her other arm—when they were placed in the dock at the station, Draker used an oath, and said "You have done this for us"—I found in the prisoner's trousers pocket this packet, containing two bad half-crowns, with paper between them, and a halfpenny and a bad half-crown loose—Peckham handed me this handkerchief, containing two packets, in one of which were ten bad half-crowns, and in the other five, with blotting paper between each—on Draker was found 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a purse—the prisoner's wife was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DICKENS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 219, Gray's Inn Road—Bannister called me and I seized the prisoner by the left hand—going to the station he made a dart at his pocket, and said to his wife, who followed us to the station, "Good night, it's all over"—I saw the coin taken from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-52" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman I</hi> 297). I assisted Bannister and took Draker, she threw a white handkerchief down and I called to Peckham to pick it up—he did so, and said "Here is a lump in it"—she was searched at the station, and fifteen bad half-crowns were found on her—when the charge was read over, she said "How could I have it
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns in blotting paper, and the one found in the prisoner's pocket are bad, and two of them are from the same mould—the other fifteen are bad, and some of them are from the same mould as the others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of uttering in May</hi>, 1875,
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