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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1839, Sunday, July 3, 1831.

Old Bailey.

The June session for London and Middlesex commenced on Thursday morning before Mr. Justice James Parke, Mr. Justice Gaselee, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, &c.

William Young was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Gordon, and stealing a side of bacon and other articles.

The prisoner has for many years been known in the neighbourhood of Hounslow as a desperate fellow. He was also concerned in the Teddington Lock-house robbery, which, it will be recollected, occurred about two years ago, and which at the time created a great sensation. He then saved his life by turning King's evidence, and his brother-in-law and some other men were convicted on his testimony at the Kingston Assizes, and afterwards executed for the offence at Horsemonger lane gaol. From all that transpired the prisoner was the guiltiest party, and this led to his being prosecuted for other burglaries. He defended himself by saying that the King's pardon absolved him from all former crimes; but the evidence not warranting a conviction, he was acquitted without the question which he raised having been decided.

It appeared in evidence that the bacon was found under the prisoners bed, and the prisoner had the jacket on when taken into custody.

Mr. Justice James Parke having summed up the evidence, the Jury found the prisoner Guilty.