8th April 1872
Reference Numbert18720408-365
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment > penal servitude

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365. WILLIAM BENNETT (30) , Stealing a looking-glass, the property of William Edgar.

MR. MOODY conducted the Prosecution; and MR. A. B. KELLEY the Defence.

SARAH EDGAR . I am the wife of William Edgar, of 3, Bridgwater Place

—on 25th March, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the day, I missed a looking-glass from outside my shop—I had seen it safe half-an-hour before—I had seen the prisoner in the shop about twenty minutes before the glass was missed—it was worth 5s. 6d.

ELLEN HOLLINGSWORTH . I live No. 5, Bridgwater Place, nearly opposite Mr. Edgar's—on the 25th I was at my window—I saw him take Mr. Edgar's looking-glass and run away with it—I had seen him about there for half an hour, standing with his back to the wall.

Cross-examined There was no one in the shop at the time—he was not speaking to any one.

WILLIAM HARDING (City Policeman 100). I took the prisoner into custody on 4th April, and told him he was charged with stealing a looking-glass on 25th March—he made no answer.


He also

PLEADED GUILTY to having been before convicted in May, 1869*— Seven Years' Penal Servitude.

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