7th April 1845
Reference Numbert18450407-873
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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873. CHARLES WOODROW was indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Finnis, from his person.

THOMAS FINNIS . I live in St. Mary-axe. On the 28th of March, about a quarter past five o'clock in the afternoon, I was in London-wall, and felt a pull at my outside pocket, behind—I turned, and saw three lads—the prisoner was one of them—I saw my handkerchief in the hand of one of them—he threw it to the prisoner and ran away—I seized the prisoner as he had it—he broke from me, and dropped it—I took it up, and the policeman took him—this is my handkerchief.

THOMAS GELLATLY (City police-constable, No. 137) I saw the prisoner running—I followed—he was stopped in Aldermanbury, and I took him—Mr. Finnis came, and accused him of robbing him of his handkerchief—he gave it to me at the station.

Prisoner's Defence. Two boys picked the pocket, and threw the handkerchief at me; it caught on my breast, and dropped down; I did not have it at all.


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