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Llanfyllin and district
Crime and punishment
  Law and order in Llanfyllin and district  

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

In this period of many changes, there were great changes too in the way criminals were detected and dealt with. The Montgomeryshire County Constabulary was one of the first professional police forces to be set up in Wales.

Choose from the menu below to see some of the cases from the area that came before the courts in the Victorian period.

Transported beyond the seas
for stealing a watch!
The case of Will Price
a trip to Oswestry station


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