11th September 1882
Reference Numbert18820911-857
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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857. CHARLES TRAVIS (26), JACQUE JENNY (25) and WILHELM JENNY (20) , Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling. house of Francesco Barral, and stealing 10 bottles of wine, a teapot, and other articles, to which WILHELM JENNY PLEADED GUILTY. Four Months' Hard Labour.

MR. POYNTER Prosecuted; MR. GILL Defended.

CHARLOTTE BARRAL . My husband keeps a restaurant at 258, Upper Street, Islington—Wilhelm Jenny was our kitchen porter—Jacque used to come there to see him—on 26th July, about 5.30 a.m., the police called me up, and I found the back staircase window broken open—I afterwards identified 10 bottles of wine, a teapot, and other property.

Cross-examined. Travis is a German-Swiss—he used to come to see Wilhelm—Wilhelm was not leaving that night—he had only been there a week—he had no boxes—he had no quarrel with my husband.

PATRICK KEANE (Policeman Y R 44). On 26th July, a little before 2 a.m., I was on duty, and saw Jacque standing at the corner of Station Road—I passed him, met another constable, came back, and followed Jacque and Travis, who was carrying two portmanteaus, a walking stick, an umbrella, and a waterproof; and Jacque had a basket on his shoulder and a small bag in his hand—he had nothing when I first saw him—I said "Where did you get those things from?"—Travis said "They belong to me"—I said "Where did you get them?"—he said "From a friend"—I said "Where does your friend live?"—he said "Me no comprehend English"—I took them in custody—Mrs. Barral identified the contents of the portmanteau and the greatcoat, stick, and umbrella—I had examined the shutters of Barral's back kitchen at fire that morning—I afterwards found that the screws had been taken out and the shutters forced from inside.

Cross-examined. From letters found on Travis, he has not been long in London—he used the words "These things belong to me," but I have not heard him speak English since.

WILLIAM OXLEY (Policeman G 67). On 26th July, at 4.45, I was on duty in Finsbury Pavement, and saw Wilhelm carrying something under his coat—I said "What have you got?"—he said "Nothing," but I found a teapot and a bottle of wine—he said he got them from a friend—the prosecutor identified them—I took him to 80, Clifton Street, Finsbury, they did not know him there, and then to Tabernacle Walk, and they did not know him there—he only went there to his meals.

Cross-examined. It was a quarter-past five when I got him to the station.

GIOVANNI GIANT. I am a waiter at the prosecutor's restaurant-at 12.30 a.m. on 26th July I closed the premises, and fastened the stair-case window with a screw and shutters—Wilhelm Jenny slept on the

premises—I saw him go up to his room—I was the last to turn the gas off.


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