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Scotland Yard S Flying Squad

Author : Dick Kirby
ISBN : 1526752131
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Since 1919 Scotland Yard's Flying Squad has been in the forefront of the war against crime. From patrolling London's streets in horse-drawn wagons, it has progressed to the use of the most sophisticated surveillance and crime-fighting equipment. Between the Wars, the Squad targeted protection gangs who infested British racecourses and greyhound tracks. The highly effective Ghost Squad was formed to tackle black-marketeering in the aftermath of the Second World War. As crime figures soared in the 1950s and '60s the Flying Squad, as C8 Department was now known became involved in the most serious cases nationwide - The Great Train Robbery, Brink's Mat, The Millennium Dome and Hatton Garden heists. Today the ruthless drug and people trafficking gangs that seek rich pickings in London and elsewhere are in their sights. Despite many high-profile successes, allegations of corruption have haunted the Flying Squad and after the conviction of officers in 2001 there was a very real possibility of disbandment. Yet this most famous of police units survived and today continues to fight and be feared by the hardest of criminals. Drawing on firsthand accounts, Dick Kirby has put together a thrilling book that proves that fact is way better than fiction.

The Sweeney

Author : Dick Kirby
ISBN : 1848843909
Genre : History
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION & DETECTION. The story of sixty years of Scotland Yard s top crime-busting department has been written over a twenty year period by a former detective who spent over eight years with the Flying Squad The Sweeney. The meticulous research by the author has uncovered files never before released by the Yard and he has amassed the tales of bravery and top-notch investigations, carried out by the Squad officers of yesteryear. The Flying Squad was formed to stem the tide of lawlessness, following the First World War; from humble beginnings using horse-drawn wagons, they swiftly progressed to high-speed cars. The war years, the secret post-war Ghost Squad, the horse-doping scandals, the Great Train Robbery, the Bank of America robbery, Supergrasses and corruption are recounted with its scrupulous attention to detail. The book is filled with thrilling, amusing and always compelling anecdotes from the men who were there.
Category: History

Fbi Law Enforcement Bulletin

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ISBN : MSU:31293006552131
Genre : Criminal investigation
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Category: Criminal investigation

The Official Encyclopedia Of Scotland Yard

Author : Martin Fido
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025120325
Genre : Political Science
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For over 170 years, Scotland Yard has been the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service. This encyclopedia reveals facts and stories from Scotland Yard's history. It also profiles the activities, techniques and structures of the modern Metropolitan Police.
Category: Political Science

Secrets Of Scotland Yard

Author : Edwin Thomas Woodhall
ISBN : UCAL:$B381992
Genre : Crime
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Category: Crime

Scotland Yard S Murder Squad

Author : Dick Kirby
ISBN : 1526765330
Genre : True Crime
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In 1906 the Metropolitan Police Commissioner was asked by the Home Office to make available skilled investigators for murder enquiries nationwide as few constabularies had sufficiently skilled - or indeed, any - detectives.Thus was born the Reserve Squad, or Murder Squad, as it later became known. Despite a reluctance by some forces to call upon The Met, the Murder Squad has proved its effectiveness on countless occasions with its remit extended to British territories overseas. A particularly sensitive case was the murder of a local superintendent on St Kitts and Nevis.A former Scotland Yard detective, the Author uses his contacts and experiences to get the inside track on a gruesome collection of infamous cases. Child murderers, a Peer's butler, a King's housekeeper, gangsters, jealous spouses and the notorious mass murderer Dr Bodkin Adams compete for space in this spine-chilling and gripping book which is testament to the Murder Squad's skills and ingenuity - and the evil of the perpetrators.Brimming with gruesome killings, this highly readable book proves that there is no substitute for old fashioned footwork and instinct.
Category: True Crime

Scotland Yard S Ghost Squad

Author : Dick Kirby
ISBN : 1848844514
Genre : History
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When the Second World War ended, England was bombed-out and starving, with practically every saleable commodity rationed. It was the age of austerity and criminal opportunity. Thieves broke into warehouses, hi-jacked lorries and ransacked railway yards to feed the black market; others stole, recycled or forged ration coupons. Scotland Yard was 6,000 men under strength but something dramatic had to be done – and it was. Four of the Yard's best informed detectives were summoned to form the Special Duties Squad and were told: "Go out into the underworld. Gather your informants. Do whatever is necessary to ensure that the gangs are smashed up. We will never ask you to divulge your sources of information. But remember – you must succeed." They did. Divisional Detective Inspector Jack Capstick, a brilliant thief-taker and informant runner, Detective Inspector Henry Clark, who knew the south London villains as few other detectives did and in addition, possessed a punch 'like the kick of a mule' and Detective Sergeants Matt Brinnand and John Gosling, who topped the Flying Squad war-time arrests, both individually and collectively, went out and with their informants, undercover officers and their own, unsurpassed ability, and in under four years, they arrested 789 criminals, solved 1,506 cases and recovered stolen property valued at £250,000 – or £10 million by today's standards. The Special Duties Squad was a one-off. How the four officers accomplished their task is divulged in this thrilling book, using hitherto unseen official documents and conversations from people who were there.
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The Whaler Of Scotland Yard

Author : Jock Murray
ISBN : 1780270178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From humble beginnings on a croft in the Outer Hebrides, at the age of fifteen Jock Murray went on to work in the Hydro tunnels on the mainland as the Hydro-Electric board embarked on some of the most ambitious civil engineering projects of the century. By seventeen he had sailed several times round the world and spent two years as a whaler in the Antarctic. And over a long career in the Metropolitan Police he served on 6 Divisions as well as in specialised squads (regional crime squad, flying squad, stolen car squad, central drug squad, as well as several murder squads), which gave him an intimate and unrivalled knowledge of the murkier aspects of London life. In 1977 he was involved in Operation Ohio, as the police dealt with a major and vicious spate of armed robbery in the Midlands and south of England. Since returning to Lewis he has maintained a high profile, both for his charity work (he has raised money for Leukaemia research and the Anthony Nolan Trust) as well as more controversial things, such as serving alcohol in his pub on Sundays and campaigning for Sunday flights and ferries. All this, and much more, is covered in this witty and amusing memoir which is bound to appeal to Hebrideans both at home and abroad, as well those with an interest in true crime and all readers who appreciate the story of those with a remarkable zest for life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Calling Scotland Yard

Author : Arthur Thorp
ISBN : UOM:39015007063533
Genre : Crime
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Triumphs Of Scotland Yard

Author : Leonard Reginald Gribble
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044341639
Genre : Crime
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From The Flying Squad To Investigating War Crimes

Author : Ron Turnbull
ISBN : 9781526758675
Genre : Medical
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For over ten years he was first detective on the scene when a murder was committed in south London. In the confusion and horror of the crime scene he identified the forensic clues that would later be needed to convict the killer in the calm and measured atmosphere of the Old Bailey; calling out the necessary experts from pathologists to ballistics specialists; protecting the scene against contamination. One slip and a case would crumble; one moment of inspiration and the Yard would have its man. He was the natural choice when the UN were looking for an experienced detective to create a trail of evidence linking the mass graves of Bosnia to the people who ordered the worst war crimes seen in Europe since the Second World War. From the Flying Squad to Investigating War Crimes tells of the rise of forensic evidence against the true story backdrop of a detective who has spent a career at the front line in the war against murder – the ultimate crime. It traces the development of forensic science and techniques from the days of the fingerprint to the battery of tests now available to homicide investigators. It is told in the no nonsense style of a pioneer cop who has seen the worst that human beings can do to each other.
Category: Medical