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Victorian police uniform complete with high-necked collars for protection again stranglers. (Twitter - @KentOfInglewood)

Victorian police uniform complete with high-necked collars for protection again stranglers. (Twitter - @KentOfInglewood)

Date - 1st October 2017
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
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London was a grim place in the 1800s, with poverty prevailing in the backstreet slums of the big smoke it Is not surprising that many turned to petty thieving in order to live. Children used to pick a pocket or two while women engaged in a spot of...
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