WILLIAM LEAKEY.
1st March 1875
Reference Numbert18750301-192
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment > penal servitude

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192. WILLIAM LEAKEY (50), was indicted for a like offence.

MESSRS. CRAUFURD and DE MICHELE conducted the Prosecution.

GEORGE FREDERICK WEAR . I keep the Robin Hood in Shoe Lane—on 19th February, about 5.30, I served the prisoner with half a pint of porter 1d. worth of tobacco—he put down a florin, and I saw that it was had before I served him—I told him so, and he broke it, put the pieces in his pocket, and gave me two pence—the customers in the bar would not lot him go till he gave up the pieces—he was searched by an inspector, who found another bad florin on him, and I gave him in charge with the broken pieces.

FREDERICK CARTER (City Police Inspector). I was called to the Robin Hood, and found the prisoner there—I asked him how he became posseed of the bad florin—he made no reply—I searched him, and found in his pocket another bad florin, three good sixpences, and 1s—the land lorgrab me this broken florin.

ROBERT SMITH . I saw this bad florin taken from the prisoner last waistcoat pocket—it was wrapped in brown paper—the good mom loose.

WILLIAM WEBSTER . These florins are both bad.

GUILTY

He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence.

HERBERT REEVES . I am a warder of the House of Correction, clerking well—I was present here last July when the prisoner was convicted, and I identify him because he served his six months' in Cold Bath Fields—he is the person named John Moran in this certificate (produced)—I.

Prisoner. It is false. Witness. Here is your photograph (product)I saw you daily for six months—you only came out in January.

GUILTY**— Ten Years' Penal Servitude.


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