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Policing and prosecution

In 1829 Sir Robert Peel established the first police force in Britain, the Metropolitan Police, which became the model for policing around the World. Our records of criminal activity include court records for high profile offences, as well as those committed by small-time crooks.

The story of Sophia Todd

Read about Sophia Todd

Was a woman arrested for murder in Victorian Liverpool an unfortunate person caught up in a series of ill-fated events, or something much more sinister?