3rd March 1845
Reference Numbert18450303-691
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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691. DAVID O'BRIEN was indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 8s., the goods of Thomas Barnes, from his person.

CHARLES WILLIAMS . I live in Edmund-place, Aldersgate-street, and am a medical student. On the 24th of Feb., about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was at Smithfield-bars with Mr. Barnes—I saw the prisoner take a yellow silk handkerchief from his pocket—I tapped the prisoner on the shoulder—he ran away—I followed him—he threw down the handkerchief and was stopped—I never lost sight of him—I am sure he is the person.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see my band in his pocket? A. No.

WILLIAM ROACH . I picked the handkerchief up, and gave it to the policeman.

ROBERT LARKINS . I saw the prisoner throw the handkerchief down, and Roach picked it up.

JAMES RACE (City police-constable, No. 18.) I produce the handkerchief which was given to me by Roach.

THOMAS BARNES . I believe this is my handkerchief—I lost just such an one on that occasion.

GUILTY .** Aged 18.— Transported for Ten Years.

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