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Charge of Abduction at Z5 Gloucester. William Williams, gardener, was charged at Gloucester on Monday with taking away a girl, under the age of eighteen, without the consent of her father or mother. It was stated that accused and Ada Knight, aged 16, whom he was charged with abducting, worked on the same land and for the same employer, the girl knowing that accused was a married man, with a wife and two children. On the 11th inst., prisoner went to the g-irl as she was in the garden at work, and according to her statement, said he was going away, and suggested that she should accompany him. She said her clothes were at home, and prisoner undertook to call at her mother's for them. It was stated that bf1 called on a second-hand dealer, sold some of his furniture, and met the girl the same night, as arranged. Together they trudged to Oakle Street Station and took train to Newnham. Here the girl, at prisoner's request, purchased a cheap ring, aud they stayed at a coffee house. The next day they went on to Abercarn, where prisoner got work in a colliery, and they took lodgings, remaining until the 20th, when prisoner was arrested. His defence was that the girl asked him to take her with him He was committed for trial at the assizes.

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