Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 August 2022), February 1833, trial of WILLIAM PAGE (t18330214-139).

WILLIAM PAGE, Theft > other, 14th February 1833.

566. WILLIAM PAGE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of January , 1 handkerchief , the goods of Aaron Goldsmid .

JOSHUA ROBINSON . I live in Noble-street, Goswell-street. On the 31st of January I saw the prisoner and another near the corner of Newgate-street - the prisoner pulled the prosecutor's handkerchief partly out of his pocket, when he got as far as the Magpie and Stump; they still followed him, and when they got to Bull's Head-court , he pulled it again - the prosecutor and another gentleman then went through the Post-office-yard; the prisoner turned, followed them, and then took the handkerchief quite out of his pocket, with his right-hand, and put it into the breast of his own coat, under his arm, on the left side - he passed on, and the officer took him.

IVES ELVERSON (City Police-constable 98). On the 31st of January I was on duty in Newgate-street, and in consequence of what Robinson said, I saw the prisoner and another follow the prosecutor on to the Post-office - I directed Robinson to follow them close; I went down Cary-lane, and took them both - the prisoner had the handkerchief.

AARON GOLDSMID. I live in Upper Bedford-place, Russell-square. I lost this handkerchief; it has my mark on it.

Prisoner. I was out of work, and was going to some of the warehouses to ask for work.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .