5th July 1847
Reference Numbert18470705-1632
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1632. MARY KERVIN was indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Charles Lloyd, from his person.

CHARLES LLOYD. On the 24th of June, about one o'clock in the morning, I was coming over Tower-hill—the prisoner addressed me, said she had a husband and two children at home starving—I gave her 5 1/2d., which was all the halfpence I had—she wished to detain me, and I caught her hand in my

jacket pocket—she had not taken any money then, but just afterwards she was drawing my purse out f my pocket with 13s. in it—she had taken my handkerchief unknown to me—this is it—it has my name on it.

HRNRY TUBMAN (police-constable H 114.) I heard cries of "Murder!" and went to the place—I saw the prisoner, and asked her what was the matter—she made no answer—I saw the prosecutor running away—he was stopped by some men near Barking churchyard—I brought him back to the prisoner, who was on the ground—she said she would give him in charge for assaulting her—he said he did not know his handkerchief was taken, and the reason he struck her was he thought she was going to pilfer him—I found this handkerchief in her bosom.

Prisoner. Q. Was I not lying bleeding on the stones? A. You were lying down.


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