Richard Flood - June 1872
Richard Flood. 23. and Joks Davis. 38. ware indicted for stealing 841b, of naa, tbe property of Mr. Attoe, of 70, Eaaet - road, l.lington, tec employer of Flood. Mr. Lang - ford procreated ; Mr. M. Williams defended Davis. Flood pleaded "Ouilty. About g o'clock in tbe morning of tbe ZSth nit. Dudley, a detective of tb S Divisioa, saw Davis standing near Mr. Astoo'a warehouse and watched him. He saw kim go to a window aad look throark, aad thea ro to door. Then Flood helped him to lift a roil ef Sao oa te kk shoulder. At too ss this wss don Dark walked off with tk lead and Dudley followed him aa far aa Oder - walk, where, not liking the neighbourhood to which be waa going, be stopped Uevw aad asked Um about the lead, ta reply Dark sua be had raoeived It from a roans maa in Britannia - row aad waa taking it to a maa waitiag for kim at the bottom of tbe street. Dudley took bim back to Mr. Astoo'a aad there arrested both kim and Flood on tha cbargs of stealing tbe sine. Wkea told the shsrg neither prisoner mad any reptr. Dudlsrr said ke had aa - eertainad the prisoners were brothers, though giviag dif ferent aatnaa. Before tbe magistrate Lmvie said be had acted la tgaoreuee of anything being wrong, and that Flood kad asked him If he wished to earn s stilling, sad kad grrea bim tk sin to aarry. Thk was the deiuesoe relied 00 to - day, aod the lory returned a verdict of Jfot Omttw. Mr. Aston mid be had miaesi a greet many different arttcks. flood was seetoaead to 1! months' Imprkoemeat, with hard labour.