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Sussex Agricultural Express 28th May 1892
Charles Lambert, Jun., of Cocking, was charged with stealing sixpennyworth of watercresses from beds situated at Cocking, belonging to Mrs. Marshall, of Fishbourne.- P.C. Austin stated that having received information of previous depredations, he watched, and saw defendant take the cresses. He was not positive that he took them from the cultivated spot. No enclosure surrounded the beds, but they were on private property. Witness followed defendant home, and, in reply to questions, he said that Mr. Pollard gave them to him; he afterwards said that he took them out of the stream.- Defendant, pleaded not guilty.- The Bench were not satisfied with the evidence, and dismissed the case.