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Louise Waechett, a young Swiss woman, applied.to Sir F. Roe,

at at the Bow Street Office, on Tuesday, for advice and assistance under very extraordinary circumstances. She said she had been engaged as lady's maid to Mrs. Forest, a lady of fortune, who resided with her three daughters, and a nephew, a military man, at Charlton, near Sun- bury. She remained in the family about three weeks, and all went on satisfactorily; but about one o'clock on Monday morning, she and the other servants, a man and two women, were alarmed by the noise of some persons breaking into the house ; and getting up, they. saw three ill-looking fellows on the staircase, who told them to hold their tongues,

or it would be the worse for them. They then all went to a house

about half a mile off, for assistance ; but on their return, they found the house entirely deserted, and every thing that was portable carried off:

the young Swiss woman's trunk had been broken open, and twenty-five sovereigns taken out of it : the carriage was gone, and nothing was to be seen or heard of Mrs. Forest and her family. The complainant

went with one of the servants, who had formerly lived in the house of Mr. Squire, in Coleman Street, to request his assistance, and Mr. Squire attended her to the Police-office, where she told this extraordi- nary story. The next day, Mr. Barclay, a gentleman residing near Sunbury; called at the office, to assure the Magistrate that it was an entire fabri-

cation ; that Mrs. Forest, who is a lady of high respectability, is still residing at Sunbury; and that no robbery had been committed at her house. Soon afterwards, Mr. Squire appeared, and said that the wo-

man had confessed that her story was a lie from beginning to end; and that she had only told it in order to obtain some relief by working on the compassionate feelings of the public, as she was in great distress. Proceedings will, it is said, be immediately instituted against her.

John Bradford, a cab-driver, was charged at the Bow Street Office, on Monday, with furious driving, and causing a serious accident to a Mr. S. Witherstone, whose skull was fractured by being thrown out of his cab on Sunday last. He was remanded till next Monday, Phillip Hannum, a boy in livery, whose age did not appear to exceed thirteen or fourteen, was brought before Mr. Dyer, at the Marlborough Street Office, on Tuesday, charged with having robbed his master, Mr. Ephraim Bond, St. James's Street, of some articles of plate ; and Mary Ann Walker, a young abandoned female, was charged with having incited him to commit the-robbery, and with having received the property. The lad confessed the robbery, to commit which he was in- stigated by the woman. Both were remanded.

John Daniel was examined on Wednesday, at the. Marylebone Office, on a charge of brutally assaulting his own mother. On Mona day night, he knocked her down, and kicked her repeatedly. The in- juries which she received are likely to prove fatal; and the prisoner: was remanded for further examination.

At the Hatton Garden Office, on Tuesday, John Ashlin, a Police constable, was charged with having stolen two five-pound notes from Mr. Edward Coleman, a veterinary surgeon. Mr. Laing, the Magis- trate, after hearing the evidence, said there was no doubt of the pri. soner's guilt; but that he must be discharged, as Mr. Coleman could not swear to the identity of the notes.

Sarah Shorter, the servant girl who was committed from the Hatton Garden Office last week for administering a large dose of laudanum to the child of Mr. Parry of Islington, was discharged on Wednesday, as the child is much better, and Mr. Parry declined prosecuting her. The Worship Street Police-office will soon be removed to a more central part of the district. The place fixed upon is said to be Fins- bury Square. The premises are very extensive ; and better accom- modation will be afforded for the Magistrates, the officers, and the public.

Two young men, named Burnby and Johnson, one holding a situa- tion in the Customhouse, the other in the Excise, were held to bail on Wednesday, at the Thames Police-office, to keep the peace towards Mr. Sidney. Smith Dipnall, a clerk in the Customs department, with whom they had quarrelled, and wished to fight a duel. Mr. Broderip advised them all to shake hands, and be friends ; but his sensible re- commendation was rejected.

Patrick Brien, an Irish labourer, a short time ago was put into- pos- session of a house in Cartwright Street, Rosemary Lane, which a-- claimed by several parties, who have lately disturbed the neighbourhood with their disputes. He was much annoyed by attempts which were made to enter the house, and by the crowds that assembled round it. On Friday week be rushed out declaring he would have some of their. lives ; and he threw a brick, which struck an infant about four months old, which its mother was nursing. The child received the blow on the abdomen, and died next morning. Brien was examined on the charge of murder, at Lambeth Street on Saturday, and remanded, to• await the result of a Coroner's inquest.