Edward Ward of Plumstead wit to theft at High St Woolwich Police Court The Kentish Independent 15 Jan 1859 p5

Edward Ward of Plumstead, witness to theft on Woolwich High Street, Kentish Independent, 15 Jan 1859, https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Frederick Johnson, was charged with stealing pair of tweed trousers from the shop of Mr. Alfred James, tailor, 14, High-stree.
Edward Ward, a young man living at Plumstead, said on the previous night he was walking along High-street when he saw the prisoner handle some things which were hanging outside the prosecutor’s shop in a suspicious manner, and after watching him a short time saw him take the trousers produced, and secrete them under his coat, and walk away. He called the prosecutor, and the prisoner was taken into custody with the property in his possession.
The prisoner, after some hesitation pleaded guilty, and was committed for four months.

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