17th September 1817
Reference Numbert18170917-168

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1275. SOLOMAN SIMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , one shawl, value 2s., the goods of Esther Cook from her person .

ESTHER COOK . I am a servant out of place. On the 25th of July, I was going home, about eleven o'clock at night, opposite Whitechapel church, I heard somebody behind me, the prisoner came up and snatched my shawl off; I turned round, and saw it in his hand, I called out, he ran away, but I caught him before he was out of my sight.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am constable of the night. I was standing at the corner of the church, and heard the cry of watch, I saw the prisoner running, and the prosecutrix pursuing within two yards of him, she secured him and charged him with the robbery - He denied it.

Prisoner's Defence. It was not me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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