5th July 1847
Reference Numbert18470705-1633
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1633. JOHANNA SULLIAVAN was indicted for stealing 1 watch, value 5l.; 1 chain, 1s.; 1 seal, 1l.; and 1 watch-key, 7s. 6d.; the goods of John Philips, from his person.

JOHN PHILLIPS. I live in the East India-road, Poplar—on Saturday night, the 19th of June, about twelve o'clock, I was coming home tipsy—I met the prisoner—I cannot tell whether she accosted me, or I her—I had connexion with her—she snatched my watch which was attached to a piece of ribbon in my pocket—this is it—it is mine.

Prisoner. He gave me the watch. Witness. If I felt the watch go, how could I give it her?—I gave her nothing to my knowledge.

EDMUND O'SHEA (police-constable K 97.) On Sunday morning, the 20th of June, I received information and went after the prisoner—I said she had better give up the watch—she said, "Stop there, I will bring you the watch"—I said, "I will go with you"—I went to where she lived—she said to a woman, "Where is the watch?"—she said, "Up the chimney"—she took it, and gave it to me.

Prisoner's Defence. He asked me to have something to drink, and told me to hold his watch, and when the officer came, I gave it him.


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