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Inside Scotland Yard

Sir Trevor McDonald looks through the files of the Met’s HQ

Sir Trevor McDonald looks through the files of the Met's HQ...

Trevor McDonald delves into the sometimes grisly archives of Scotland Yard while looking at changes the force has faced.

He begins in the 'crime museum,' created in 1875 to exhibit items from some of its most important cases – including body parts, murder weapons and nooses used to hang notorious murderers. He also unearths early disciplinary records, including one from 1829 which shows how an officer was dismissed for milking a cow while on duty!

Next, he reveals how the suffragettes were vital in the progression of early surveillance techniques and finally learns how the force solved the cases of serial killers such as Dennis Nilsen. Concludes next week.