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Welshpool
Crime and punishment
 
  Law and order in Welshpool 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 new developments also in the way in which criminals were detected and dealt with. The Montgomeryshire County Constabulary was one of the first county police forces set up in Wales. From then on local communities had professional policemen for the first time.

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A PC investigates
 
A break-in on the Shrewsbury road
"A ride over the water" for theft
 
 
Constable Jones' Journal
on the beat around Four Crosses
 
 

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