15th July 1824
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1161. JOHN ANDREWS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , an apron, value 6 d.; two pairs of stockings, value 6 d.; a waistcoat, value 2 s.; a shirt, value 1 s., and two handkerchiefs, value 1 s., the goods of Edward Neighbour , from the person of Eliza Bottomley .

ELIZA BOTTOMLEY . I am twelve years of age , and live in Dog-row. On Saturday, the 5th of June I was in Whitechapel-road , with a bundle; belonging to my cousins, Edward Neighbour - I was going to take it to my mother to wash. The prisoner came up from Black Lion-yard, and snatched the bundle: he ran down the yard again; I cried Stop thief! and he was caught instantly. The bundle was given to the officer.

EDWARD NEIGHBOUR . I had done up this bundle; there was a shirt, two pairs of stockings, a waistcoat, and an apron, of my property. I gave them to the child for her mother to wash.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAMUEL BATES . On the 5th of June I was near Black

Lion-yard, and saw the prisoner ran down there - he was stopped by a man coming up the yard: he had a scufflce with the man, and got away; I stopped him.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am a headborough of Whitechapel. Bates brought the prisoner to the watch-house; the prosecutrix came, and a man, a Jew, who said he stopped the prisoner, and took the bundle from him - the prisoner denied having taken it.

Prisoner. I have neither father or mother.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

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