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Knighton and district
Crime and punishment
  Law and order in the Knighton area  

Over the long years of Queen Victoria's reign attitudes to crime and the punishments given out to criminals changed considerably.

In this period of many changes, there changes too in the way criminals were detected and dealt with. The first police forces as we know them today were set up across the country.

Some examples of these changes are shown on the following pages. Choose from the menu below.

Transported beyond the seas
Three Beguildy men accused of theft in 1844
Policing the area
a police force for Radnorshire

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