A horse and cart joyrider, wife killer and female door knob thief: Britain's first ever police mugshots of Victorian criminals are unearthed 150 years on

Mail Online | 12/31/1969 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Some of the world's first police mugshots have been revealed showing criminals caught more than 150 years ago, including the earliest joyrider jailed for stealing a horse and cart.

The fascinating custody shots were unearthed in the West Midlands Police archives, and tell the stories of crooks from years gone by.

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They were taken at the Moor Street public office in Birmingham between the 1850s and 1870s, and were accompanied with hand-scrawled notes about their crimes.

The process of taking mugshots was first utilised by...
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