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tales from the Police courts of the metropolis

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19th century, London, police courts

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Another dreadful attack on the police and an echo of PC Culley, the first officer...

It was claimed last week (by the Daily Express) that assaults on the police had risen to ‘28 attacks a day on officers... • posted 21 hours ago

Violence: its time we listened to the experts and not the politicians

The Phoenix in East Smithfield Yet again this week we have witnessed some terrible examples of violence in the domestic news.... • posted 1 day ago

‘Take me back to prison; take me to my dungeon and my chains!’

In most assault cases heard before the Metropolitan Police courts the magistrates had the option to fine or to imprison defendants.... • posted 3 days ago

‘MeToo’ in the 1870s as some brave young women fight back

The MeToo movement in the US and over here has helped expose the widespread exploitation of power by men for their own sexual... • posted 4 days ago