10th April 1834
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635. WILLIAM LOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , 6 live tame rabbits, value 10s. , the goods of William Willcock .

WILLIAM WILLCOCK. I have a stable in Wilmington-street , which was broken open on the 14th of March, and I lost a saddle, a whip, two bridles, and six live tame rabbits - I had seen the rabbits safe about ten minutes before eight o'clock: and about a quarter before nine o'clock, a deaf and dumb man came and made me understand that something was wrong - I ran with the policeman and found the door broken open, and missed the property - here is one of the rabbits - the prisoner had been working opposite my stable for two or three days.

JOHN HULL (police-constable G 220). I found this rabbit in Hazle's place, in Taylor's house.

MARTHA TAYLOR . I live in Robin Hood-court, Shoe-lane. I was working at the Robin Hood public-house - the prisoner came and asked me to take care of this rabbit for him - I said, if he would sell it, I would buy it of him- he said, no, it was to be raffled for - I let it run about the public-house for two days, and then took it home.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it in Holborn - Hazle came off the rank, and had a drop of gin with the man I bought it of - Hazle then told me to take it to his place, which I did - he said he would get it raffled for me, as he could get more members than I could.

GEORGE HAZLE . I drive a cab. I was on the rank in Holborn, and the prisoner said he had bought this rabbit, and could I raffle it for him, to get him a little money as a deposit for a situation - I said I would try - I took it home to my place.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years .

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