Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 March 2023), May 1835, trial of ROBERT THOMAS (t18350511-1125).

ROBERT THOMAS, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th May 1835.

1125. ROBERT THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of John Bradfield, from his person; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN BRADFIELD . I live in London-wall. I was in Cheapside, on the 27th of April, a few minutes after ten o'clock in the evening—I saw the

prisoner and another person—the other passed fine on the right, and went down the Poultry—the prisoner passed me on the left, and went down King-street—I saw him stuffing something into his pocket, and missed my handkerchief—I gave an alarm—he was brought back, and it was found on him—this is it.

RICHARD GEORGE STATHAM . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house—the handkerchief was found on him.

JAMES SLATE . I am an officer of St. Andrew, Holborn. I have a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—I know he is the man (read.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.