Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 February 2023), September 1831, trial of WILLIAM DAYMENT (t18310908-122).

WILLIAM DAYMENT, Theft > pocketpicking, 8th September 1831.

1649. WILLIAM DAYMENT was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of James Warren , from his person .

JAMES WARREN. I am a butcher , and live in Francis-place, Lambeth. On the night of the 18th of August I was in the Strand - the prisoner and two others passed me several times before I got to Charing-cross, and opposite Northumberland-house I felt something go out of my pocket; I turned, and caught the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand - the others escaped.

JOHN COLLIS . I am an officer. I received him in charge, with the handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Seven Years .