10th April 1893
Reference Numbert18930410-409
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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409. HENRY CLEASBY (24) and GEORGE WILSON (44) , Feloniously receiving seven boxes and fourteen dozen neckties, the property of John Craggs Leefe, well knowing them to be stolen.

MR. WOODCOCK Prosecuted, and MR. BLACKWELL Defended Cleasby.

THOMAS WILLIAMS (City Policeman). About 5. 30 on 23rd March I noticed the prisoners in Bunhill Row—Cleasby handed this sack to Wilson—I stopped Wilson—the sack contained these articles—I asked him what was in the bag—he said, "Ties"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I found them just as they are, bag and all"—I took them to the Station, and examined the contents of the bag—I told them they would be charged with the unlawful possession of these ties—they were taken to Clerkenwell Police-court and remanded for a week—I applied to the Magistrate to discharge them, and on their being discharged I re-arrested them, and told them they would be charged with having stolen these goods—they made no reply.

CHARLES ERNEST WHITE . I am salesman at John C. Leefe's, 47, Jewin Street, E. C.—I have seen property similar to this—it would come to the warehouse in ordinary course—access from the street is easy—I cannot say we missed these things, but the last time I saw them was about two o'clock on the 23rd—I next saw them in possession of the police——I identify them as being of the same stock, but we did not miss them.

(Cleasby received a good character.)


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