21 February 1881 at the Middlesex Sessions in Clerkenwell. Benjamin Samuel (age 19, a tailor) found guilty of picking the pocket of Israel Cohen  and taking a watch (value £1 5s - about £60 in modern money) - the theft took place in the East End (because it came up at the Thames Police magistrates court first) and Ben was sent to Cold Bath Fields house of correction for 4 months hard labour!

- with thanks to Drew Grey, historian

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