Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

6th May 1818

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827. JOHN BRADBURY proceedingsdefend This name instance is in a workspace. was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , one staff tipped with silver, value 3l., the property of William Poole proceedingsvictim , from his person .

WILLIAM POOLE. I am an officer of the King's Bench ; I was at a bull-bait in Tothil-fields , on the 14th of April, looking for some prisoners, who had escaped. My friend who was with me, said, "Poole, mind! or you will be robbed." I immediately looked down, found my coat unbuttoned, and saw my staff going from my left side; I I seized the hand that was taking it, by the sleeve, with the head of the staff-it was the prisoner. I took him into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. My staff was in my side pocket. I do not know how my coat was opened-there was a great crowd. I saw my staff in his hand.

JOHN SMITHERMAN < no role > . I was with Poole - He has spoken correctly. I took the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it on the ground.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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