14th September 1826
Reference Numbert18260914-358
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty

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1670. SAMUEL WOOD and JOHN WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of July , 2 dishes, value 1l.; 2 silver butter-boats, value 1l.; 5 spoons, value 12s., and 1 pair of sugar-tongs, value 2s. , the goods of a person unknown .

JOSEPH CADBY . I am street-keeper to the Foundling estate . On the morning of the 3d of July I saw the prisoners with another person; I followed them, and saw the one who is not here, trying different area gates - each had a basket; I saw Wood go down some areas with one of their baskets, and when he returned he joined them, and returned the basket; they went off the estate; the same afternoon, at two o'clock, I saw them again: Samuel had two baskets, one in the other - they appeared heavy; I went up suddenly, and took Samuel - he scuffled and got from me, and threw the baskets at me; I called Stop thief! and Morley took Samuel - Avery took John; the basket contained the articles stated in the indictment - Samuel said he found them and was going to Hatton-garden.

WILLIAM AVERY . I heard a cry of Stop thief! the first person who ran up to me was John Wood; I secured him - he tried to get away.

ISAAC MORLEY . I heard a cry of Stop thief! - I saw Samuel Wood running, and secured him.

SAMUEL WOOD's Defence. I found it in the middle of the road, and was taking it to the office.


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