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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. QUARRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890624-name-108" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES FULLJAMES</persName> </hi>. I was at Kempton Park on 10th June, and after the races I was on the special railway platform—I had on a coat, a covert coat, both buttoned, and a macintosh open; I had a chain, with a watch at one end and a sovereign-purse, made specially to contain twenty sovereigns, at the other—the train was drawing up, and I was endeavouring to get my wife in, and kept the crowd away, I felt a person squeeze between me and the train, and get partly on the footboard, and I felt a tug at my waistcoat—I looked down and saw the prisoner with my sovereign-purse in his hand—on his discovering that I saw him he hurriedly dropped the purse, and tried to make a great hurry to get into the train, and called to people, I don't know if they were his associates or not, to look sharp, or they would lose the train, as if that was all his anxiety—recognising him as a man who had previously attempted to pick my pocket at a race meeting, I called a constable and gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The constable, who was on the platform, found him in a railway carriage next to the door, going on with the train about two seconds after this had occurred—it was five o'clock, I believe, directly after the races—there was a great rush of people, as usual—the last time someone attempted to steal my purse was Ascot last year, I think—the prisoner was admitted to bail next day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in the same railway carriage I was trying to get into—I saw my purse in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 586). I was on the platform at Kempton Park on 10th June, when I was summoned by Mr. Fulljames—I took the prisoner, and took him to Sunbury Station, where he was charged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The five o'clock train is just after the races—there had been struggling to get in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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