Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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WILLIAM BARRATT . On the 7th of June, about ten minutes before ten o'clock at night, I was coming down Liquorpond-street ; there were three young men in company before me; one of them came alongside of me and shoved me on the curb, and the prisoner came up and snatched my watch, and ran away. I ran down Crown-court after him, through Sparrow's-rents, into Portpool-lane. He cried Stop thief! he stopped, turned round, and came towards me - I caught hold of him; he said,
"It is not me, Sir." I am positive of him; he threw my watch away; he had three or four companions.
GUILTY . Aged 16.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.