5th July 1847
Reference Numbert18470705-1592
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1592. HENRY JORDEN was indicated for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; the goods of John Gibbons, from his person.

JOHN GIBBONS. I live at 11, Rotherhithe-wall. On the 30th of June, about a quarter-past ten o'clock, at night I was passing London-bridge, and felt a tug at my pocket—I turned round, and saw my handkerchief in the prisoner's possession—I caught hold of him—he tired to throw the handkerchief over the bridge—a policeman came up and I gave him in charge—this is my handkerchief—(produced)—I am quite sure he had it in his hand.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me take it? A. No; I felt it go; and when I turned round it was in your hand—I did not pick it up off the ground.

JOHN NEEDHAM PEACOCK (City police-constable, No. 567.) the prisoner was given into my custody by Gibbons.

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchief was chucked down there yards from me, and he picked it up; the policeman came about seven minutes afterwards; there were two more behind me; he would not take them; it was not me that took it.

JOHN GIBBONS re-examined. The handkerchief was in the prisoner's

hand when I turned round—I am not aware that more were with him—I had not hold of him seven minutes before the policeman came up—I had my handkerchief in my hand when he came up.

JOHN NEEDHAM PEACOCK re-examined. He was just taking the handkerchief away from him when I came up.

GUILTY.* Aged 14.— Confined Two Months

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