Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 29 September 2022), July 1869, trial of JOHN LAKEMAN (25) DANIEL BARLEY (18) (t18690712-631).

JOHN LAKEMAN, DANIEL BARLEY, Violent Theft > robbery, 12th July 1869.

631. JOHN LAKEMAN (25), and DANIEL BARLEY (18) , Robbery, with violence, with others, on William Hampton, and stealing a hat, a purse, a pair of boots, and 1l. 6d., his property.

MR. ROLLAND. conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM HAMPTON . I am an engineer on board a steamship—on the 16th June, I was in the Whitechapel Road—I lost my way, being a stranger in London—I was going to where my ship was lying—it was between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, as near as I can judge—it was 12 o'clock before I left the Whitechapel Road—as I was going along, four men pounced upon me and knocked me down—one got his arm round my neck, one sat on my head, and one on my chest—one man said, "Keep him quiet, you b—fool, and don't let him halloa"—they took 21s. and a few coppers, my boots and cap—as soon as they ran away with the booty, I got up and ran after them, and ran them into a water-closet till two policemen came up—they took hold of them and took them to the station—there were four altogether—two got away—I never lost sight of them—I have not the least doubt that they are the men—I was as sober as I am now.

JAMES TOKER . (Policeman K 334). On the morning of 16th June, between 1 and 2 o'clock, I was in High Street, Shoreditch—I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder?"—I ran up, in company with another constable—I saw the two prisoners running away from the prosecutor, and we ran them into a water-closet—the prisoners are the two men.

JAMES CHATFIELD . On the morning of 16th June I saw the two prisoners running—I was with the last witness—we ran after them, and ran them into a water-closet—I am sure they are the two men.

Lakeman's Defence. I am quite innocent of it.

Earley's Defence. I am innocent.

LAKEMAN— GUILTY . **— Five Years' Penal Servitude. BARLEY**— Seven Years' Penal Servitude.