4th July 1842
Reference Numbert18420704-2084
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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2084. JOHN GREEN and GEORGE SULLIVAN were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June, 1 box, value 4s.; 1 gown, value 15s.; 3 yards of calico, value 3s.; a body of a gown, value 2s.; 2 sheets, value 6s.; 16 towels, value 8s.; 7 pairs of stockings, value 14s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 2s.; 11 spoons, value 1l. 10s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 6s.; 1 tea-pot, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pairs of ear-rings, value 7s. 6d.; 1 ring, value 2s.; 1 necklace, value 2s.; 4 books, value 1s.; 2 yards of printed cotton, value 2s.; 1 brush, value 2s.; 2 combs, value 1s.; 1 portfolio, value 2s. 6d.; 1 purse, value 6d.; 8 screws, value 6d.; 1 wrench, value 1s., 6d.; and 1 pair of drawers, value 2s. 6d.; the goods of Benjamin Church.

BENJAMIN CHURCH . I am a pensioner at Chatham-dockyard, and live at Chatham. On the 27th of June, I went off in a van belonging to West, from Poplar to Chatham—I gave him a hair-trunk, containing wearing apparel, some silver and metal spoons, 2 sheets, and some ear-rings belonging to me, and when I got to Chatham, I missed the trunk—I went to the Mansion-house last Saturday, and saw my trunk there—this now produced is it

GEORGE WEST . I am a dealer in ship-timber, and live at New Brompton, near Chatham. Between two and three o'clock in the morning, I put this trunk into the van—I unloaded the things at Chatham, about dusk—I did not miss the trunk, because we bad to carry the things up a sharp hill to the prosecutor's grandson—I carried them.

MARY CHURCH . I am the prosecutor's daughter-in-law. I live at Poplar—the prosecutor had been staying with me, and I helped to pad. this trunk—I put the articles in myself—I saw it banded to West.

ROBINSON WEBB (City police-constable, No, 479.) At four o'clock on Monday morning, the 27th of June, I was on duty in Duke's-place. I saw the two prisoners walking close to each other; Green was carrying a trunk upon his head, Sullivan was close to him—I met Bunting—I observed the prisoners go into Castle-Street—I had suspicion, and desired Bunting to follow them—I went round by Hounds ditch, to meet them at the other end—when I got to Hounds ditch, I saw the prisoners cross from Castle-street to Hound-ditch—they mixed themselves up with some drovers—they had then got rid of the box—Bunting made some sign—Green was taken by another officer—Sullivan started off—I pursued—he was stopped by another officer—as I passed the end of Castle-street, I saw Bunting with the trunk—Sullivan said he did-not know what be was taken for, and seemed incised to resist—I was present at the opening of the trunk at the Mansion-house, and we found out the prosecutor, who cam. and identified it Green. The officer said he did not know which was carrying it Witness. I was rather excited—I could not exactly say which carried it, but when I came to recollect the way they walked, I remember it war Green—he was walking inside, next the houses.

WILLIAM BUNTING (City police-constable, No. 632.) I was on duty in Heneage-lane, near Aldgate. I met Webb, and pursued the prisoners—I saw Green carrying a hair trunk, and Sullivan walking beside him—I followed them into Castle-street, and just as I got to the corner, I saw Green look round the corner—he had not got the box then—I ran and found the trunk near the bottom of Castle-street—I took it up, and saw Green near the corner of Castle-street—I saw an officer, and pointed out Green to him—he took him—Sullivan ran off—I took the trunk to the station with my mother—I saw Sullivan with the trunk at the top of Castle-street—Green was with him—I saw Green go to the end of Castle-street, and then JABEZ WILLIS (City police-constable, No. 665.) I was. on duty near Hounds ditch—I saw the two prisoners come out of Castle-street—I took Green—Sullivan ran off directly—Green said, "What do you collar me for! I have done nothing"—I said, "Then you need not be afraid of being taken." John JAMES HARVEY. I live in Fitch-street, Mile-end New-town,

he motioned with his hand for Sullivan, who had the box, to keep away-some bullocks came along—I turned to look at them, then cleared the box on the pavement, and Green walked with the drovers, and asked one to light his pipe for him.

Green's Defence. I went to a party; it was rather late, and I could not get in; I went to get a cup of coffee; the policeman came and took me.

Sullivan's Defence, I am in the habit of attending the omnibuses; I was going down Hounds ditch; it was rather late, and I ran; the officer came and took me; I was not acquainted with the box or the prisoner.

(The prisoners received a good character.).

GREEN— GUILTY . Aged 22.

SULLIVAN- GUILTY . Aged 25.) Confined Six Months;

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