Court proceedings: Case of George House and William Asgill


Case of George House and William Asgill
Item in London Metropolitan Archives computer catalogue
George House and William Asgill charged with stealing shoes from Josiah William Gumbleton, shoemaker, 20 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, and George Avis, constable.
20 Dec 1833

Witness statements

Taken before me Robert Joseph Chambers esq of the Police Office, Great Marlborough St. 20 Dec 1833 upon the examination and in the presence of George House charged with felony.

Josiah William Gumbleton

I am a shoemaker and live at No 20 Cleveland St, Fitzroy Square. About 3 o'clock this afternoon I was in my shop when I heard the cry of 'stop thief' and went to the door and in consequence of information I received, I looked and missed from near the door the four pair of shoes now produced, my property and worth 10s. I then went out in pursuit of the prisoner who was pointed out to me running in Marylebone St with something under his pinafore. I sopped him in Charleton ST and saw the shoes in his pinafore and afterwards brought him to the office where I saw informant Avis take them from him. I saw them safe about ten minutes before, hanging up outside the shop door.
[signed] Josiah William Gumbleton

George Avis

And the said George Avis says: I am one of the constables of this office and this afternoon I received charge of the prisoner and took from his pinafore the four pair of shoes now produced. He said they had been taken by another boy and put in his pinafore.
[signed] George Avis

George House

The prisoner says: another boy took them and put them into my pinafore.

London Metropolitan Archives
Ref: MJ/SP/1833/12
20 Dec 1833

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