11th April 1833
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772. JOHN HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March , 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Philip Costin , from his person .

PHILIP COSTIN . On the 3rd of March, between three and four o'clock, I was near the corner of Mitre-street, Aldgate ; Wardley told me my pocket was picked - I saw my handkerchief in the prisoner's possession, he was about forty yards off; he threw it from him - he was running away.

GEORGE JOHN WEST (Police-constable C 53.) I took the prisoner, and have the handkerchief.

ALFRED WARDLEY . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket, and put it up his breast; I told the prosecutor, and I saw the prisoner throw the handkerchief down.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

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