30th January 1843
Reference Numbert18430130-675
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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675. GEORGE BROCKLINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of Jan., one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Edward William Bush, from his person.

EDWARD WILLIAM BUSH . I live in Grove-street, Camden-town. About eight o'clock on Saturday night, the 21st of Jan., I was on Holborn-hill—I missed my handkerchief, which was safe in my pocket about five minutes before—the one produced is mine.

JOHN FREEMAN . I am a baker, living in Theobald's-road, Holborn—About eight o'clock on that Saturday night I was going up Holborn-hill—I saw the prosecutor go up the hill—I saw the prisoner put his hand into his pocket and take the handkerchief—I went and said, "Have you lost any thing?"—he felt and said, "Yes, my handkerchief"—we ran after the prisoner—he had run to Fetter-lane—he came back, and was running across Holborn, when he fell down, and I picked up the handkerchief.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going up Holborn and saw a man drop it—I picked it up, and was going across the road after him with it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Three Months.

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