11th May 1835
Reference Numbert18350511-1250
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1250. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of George Carte Williamson, from his person.

GEORGE CARTE WILLIAMSON . I am a gentleman. Last Friday evening I was walking in Tottenham-court-road—I perceived a person behind me—I turned and saw the prisoner, he had his hand in my pocket, and took out my handkerchief—he ran—I called the officer, who took hold of his coat, but he fell down—I still continued to follow, and another officer came, and took him—he had continued to hold my handkerchief till he saw the second policeman—he then threw it down—when I went to look for it, it was gone.

JAMES HALL (police-constable F 101.) I took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking by this gentleman, and a boy stole his handkerchief—I was running after the boy, and he said it was me.

GUILTY .* Aged 20.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

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