A labourer named Alfred Taylor was brought up at Clerkenwell Police Court on Monday charged with burglary. He had entered the residence of a gentleman in the Seven Sisters'-road, Holloway, last Saturday night. Mr. Rushbrooke was awakened by the creaking of the floor under the prisoner's tread, and, springing out of bed, threw his hands round the intruder and held him to the side of the bed while Mrs. Brooke called for the police. The prisoner finally escaped from his captor and ran down stairs into the arms of a police inspector. He was committed for trial.
Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.14