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Times (London)
10 March 1891

COUNTY OF LONDON SESSIONS

Michael Lewis, 31, was indicted for having obtained a penny by false pretences. Mr. Beaumont Morice was for the prosecution. Walter Easter deposed that on the evening of February 27 he saw the prisoner and two other men in Matheson road, Fulham, selling newspapers. The prisoner was calling out, "Exciting scenes in Whitechapel. Sadler made full confession." Witness bought a special edition of the Echo from him, and gave him a penny for it. He then looked into the paper, but found nothing in it about Sadler, except the verdict of the coroner's jury. Meanwhile the prisoner sold two other copies for twopence each. Witness told the prisoner he could not find the confession, and prisoner offered to give him back his penny. Witness then took him into custody. Other evidence having been given, the prisoner was found Guilty. He had been in custody since February 27, and was now bound over in the sum of 40s. to come up for judgement if called upon.