Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 February 2023), April 1833, trial of THOMAS CARLISLE (t18330411-104).

THOMAS CARLISLE, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th April 1833.

775. THOMAS CARLISLE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Henry Foreman , from his person .

WILLIAM HENRY FOREMAN . On the 1st of March I wasin Guildhall-yard ; I felt something behind me - I turned and a gentleman handed me my pocket-handkerchief, which he said the prisoner had taken, but I did not see it in the prisoner's possession.

CHARLES KING . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from this gentleman's pocket; I took it from him and took him.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, expressing his contrition for the offence.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .