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Extract from Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Saturday 07th October 1865
A HUNGRY THIEF:
Charles Miles, who described himself as a groom, belonging to Hampstead, was charged with stealing a bullock's heart, the property of Mr. Henry Hills, butcher, St. Mary's.
On the police being apprised of the robbery, a search of the various lodginghouses in the town was made, which resulted in the prisoner being detacted in the act of enjoying a portion of the identical heart, which he had very quickly cooked.
Remanded to the Petty Sessions on Monday.

Extract from Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Saturday 14th October 1865
STEALING A BULLOCK'S HEART:
Charles Miles was charged on remand with stealing a bullock's heart the property of Henry Hills, butcher, an account of which appears in another place. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoner while on his way to the station-house stated th the police that if he had not been drunk he would not have done it. A witness named Emma Purser deposed to seeing the prisoner take the heart from off the hook outside Mr. Hill's shop. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to be imprisoned one month.

Charles Miell aged 50 a groom, Tried 1st January 1868. Stealing two pilot over coats, value two pounds four shillings, the property of Henry Sutton and another, at Stow-on-the- Wold, on the 25th of October 1867. Acquitted of larceny.

Extract from 1881 Census: 49 Victoria Chambers, Shulton Road, St Margaret and St John the Evangelist Westminster, London, Middlesex.
Charles Miell, Lodger, aged 63, a groom, born Hampstead Middlesex.

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