28th October 1824
Reference Numbert18241028-130

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Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury, Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1383. JOHM BROOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of October , two looking glasses, value 17 s., the goods of Charles Danieli , from the person of Gusepe Spontini .

GUSEPE SPONTINI. I am an Italian . I sell images and glasses for my master . On the 23d of October I was carrying two glasses for the prisoner to Duke-street, Manchester-square; I went a little way, and we stopped at a public-house; the prisoner spoke to two other persons, whom I did not know - they called for a pot of beer, and the glasses were placed on the table; they told me to stop while the prisoner took the glasses out: I tried to follow him, but the other two held the door - I cried very much, and they let me out; I got into the street and saw the publican holding the prisoner.

THOMAS BOYLE . I keep the Robinhood, public-house, St. Giles's . I saw the boy with two glasses - the prisoner was with him; he ran out with the glasses, and I followed him. I looked round for a minute or two, and a boy told me where he was: I took him, and he said,

"What a fool the boy is, to make such a noise about it."

CHARLES DANIELI . I am an Italian . I sent Spontini with the glasses to Duke-street, Manchester-square. The prisoner came to my house to buy one, and I had sent the two for his wife to see them.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Year .

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