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COMING FROM THE DERBY. George Taylor, an ill-looking young fellow, was brought before Mr. Burcham, at the Southwark Police- court, the day after the Derby, charged with assaulting James Briggs, in Magdalen-passage, Tooley-street, and. attempting to rob him. The prosecutor, the son of a publican in Tooley-street, said that on the previous day he had been to Epsom races, and returned with some friends, whom he left in Long-lane a little after 11 o'clock. He then proceeded towards home, and when passing down Magdalen- passage, towards Tooley-street, he saw the prisoner, who followed him, and just as he got to the narrowest part the prisoner suddenly seized him by the throat from behind and pulled him backwards. Witness called out Police," when the prisoner struck him a violent blow in the face, and said "Tf you. hallo again I'll throttle you." The prisoner then got him back on the ground, and was in the act of rifling his pockets, when a constable came up and rescued him from any further violence. Witness stated that he struck him twice on the face after he pulled him back- wards. Mr. B,-archtm asked him if he knew anything of the prisoner. Witness replied that he had no recollection of seeing him before until he passed him at the end of Magdalen street, and then he followed him into the passage- Witness was perfectly sober at the time. Police-constable 462 A said,he was OIl duty in Tooley- street, abou half-past eleven, when he heard cries of « Police in Magdalen-passage. He proceeded there and saw the prosecutor on the ground, and the prisoner leaning over him, striking him on the face. Witness seized hold of the prisoner, and after a desperate struggle he succeeded in overpowering him and taking him to the station-house. When at the latter place he said he lived in High-street, Peckham, and that he was going nome that way when the prosecutor insulted him. Wit- ness informed his worship that Magdalen-passage was quite the contrary way to Peckham. Mr. Burcham asked, if the prisoner was known. The constable replied that he did not know, but he believed he was aD, old offender. Mr. Burcham, 'remanded the prisoner for a week.

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