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An extract from Leicestershire Mercury dated 13 December 1856

A navvie lately lodging at Samuel Patrick's tailor, of Burton Latimer, on Friday night last abruptly left his house, and shortly after Patrick found he had been robbed of a number of articles, consisting of boots and shoes, top coat, buckskin breeches, two caps, two silk handkerchiefs, a silver watch, &c., the whole being valued at £8.

The police authorities immediately went in pursuit of the fugitive, and he was apprehended at Leicester with the coat on his back, and brought to the police station at Kettering. When going through Kibworth he stole some fowls.

He gave his name as William Hill, but has gone under various different aliases.

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