Dick Kirby's The Brave Blue Line. 100 Years of Metropolitan Police PDF

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By Dick Kirby

ISBN-10: 1848846525

ISBN-13: 9781848846524

In their day-by-day conflict opposed to a remorseless tide of crime, officials of London's Metropolitan Police sometimes chance their lives keeping the Capital. within the courageous Blue Line Dick Kirby, the previous Scotland backyard detective became popular

crime writer, has introduced jointly an exceptional choice of inspiring tales of police gallantry during the last hundred years.

Officers to be honoured with the George move, the top civilian award, have their tales advised together with Jim Beaton who stored Princess Anne from kidnap within the Mall.

Three girls officials were provided the George Medal, for decoy paintings, the 3rd for a heroic rooftop rescue.

The booklet concludes with the incredible tale of a retired detective who tackled armed robbers – on the rate of his eye. He could have left the Met at the back of him yet no longer his courage.

Every web page of this gripping ebook with its exciting and good researched debts of exceptional acts of gallantry by means of policemen and ladies makes for...

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It is possible that Young felt a sense of déjà vu; the premises were less than a mile away from the scene where he had carried out the arrest which earned him his King’s Police Medal, almost seven years previously. Or perhaps he experienced a premonition. Gorges was known to be dangerous and unstable – the boxer Thoroughgood would later say that two weeks prior to the detectives’ visit, Gorges had told him that unless he cleared out of the house he would blow his brains out – and Young had brought with him a thick, ash walking stick.

Twelve days after the hangings Michael Collins was shot dead in an ambush just outside Cork, and shortly afterwards the Irish Civil War commenced. In addition to being commended by the grand jury and the trial judge, the four officers were congratulated by the coroner at Westminster Court and highly commended by the commissioner. On 18 September the officers appeared before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Sir Chartres Biron. March and Sayer were presented with cheques for £20 each and Duff and Bush with cheques for £15.

Also arrested was George Fagioli, a twenty-one-year-old labourer from Wakefield Street who was charged with possessing a firearm with intent to injure. Jackson was charged with shooting at Rutherford with intent to murder him, and within a week more of the gang were rounded up and charged, including George Baker, a labourer. It was madness that they had shot at Rutherford, whom they obviously knew, and they were highly fortunate that no one was hit; one of the shots struck a tramcar in Gray’s Inn Road, the bullet entering one side of the car and burying itself in a panel at the rear of the tram – it had missed one of the passengers by about twelve inches.

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