30th January 1837
Reference Numbert18370130-531
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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531. WILLIAM EVANS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s. 6d., the goods of John Jutting, from his person.

JOHN JUTTING . I am a hatter, and lodge in James-street, Oxford-street On the afternoon of the 18th of January I was walking in New Burlington-street, and the prisoner trod on my left heel, I turned round immediately—he said, "I beg your pardon, Sir"—I put my hand into my pocket and missed my handkerchief—I said, "Give me my handkerchief"—he but-toned up his coat and ran down the street, down Burlington-mews—I ran after him, and ran him into the arms of the officer, who took him with the handkerchief in his possession.

Prisoner. Q. Did I go to any mews? A. I believe it is called a mews—I had only lost sight of him for a second, while he turned.

JOHN WILLS (police-constable C 185.) I was in Cork-street on the 18th, and heard an alarm—I crossed the way and secured the prisoner—he was running at the head of the people—I took the handkerchief from his left hand, it was screwed up between the thumb and forefinger. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was going through New Burlington-street—there were two lads following him, and there not being sufficient room, I trod on him heel—he turned, I begged his pardon—he immediately ran, and I ran also—I picked up this, and gave it to the man.

GUILTY . Aged 27.— Transported for Seven years.

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