Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 January 2022), October 1832, trial of JAMES LITTLETON (t18321018-39).

JAMES LITTLETON, Theft > simple larceny, 18th October 1832.

2244. JAMES LITTLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of September , 10 lbs. of beef, value 5s.; 3 lbs. of mutton, value 9d., and 5 eggs, value 3d. , the goods of Thomas Wood .

CORNELIUS WINTLE (Police-constable L 55.) I was on duty in Holborn, on the morning of the 27th of September, and heard a gentleman call out "Police!" opposite King-street - I crossed, and stopped the prisoner; some eggs dropped out of his hat; I took him to the area of Mr. Wood's house, and the beef and mutton were in the area - Mr. Wood was looking out of the window.

THOMAS WOOD . I am a wine-merchant , and live in King-street . This is my property, and was taken from the safe, in my area - I saw the prisoner get out of the area, and gave the alarm.

ELIZABETH CUTLER. I am cook to the prosecutor. I know the property to be my master's.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .