London Police Officers – Old Photos.

I’ve just started to go through my old photo albums and scan in some of the more interesting London images.



What I Know About This Photo.

The chap standing on the left is my grandfather’s step-father. He was one of the founders of the Met Police’s flying squad. A highly trained fast response police driver. I can assume that they have attended a burglary or attempted burglary at A. Cobden the jewellers.

On the rear of the photograph is the stamp of: Planet News Ltd, 3 Johnson’s Court, London EC4.
Leading me to believe this was indeed a press photograph of an incident.

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I grew up on the fringes of London's true East End and have been fascinated by the ever changing history and landscape of the area.

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2 comments on “London Police Officers – Old Photos.
  1. Bill Ellson says:

    Cobden’s got done on Saturday 20 Nov 1954.

    Hubert Edward Clark, aged 22, of East End House, Fairford, Gloucester was arrested on a roof in Hatton Garden and was subsequently charged with Robbery with Violence.

    On Friday 7th January 1955, Clark, an American citizen, pleady guilty at the Old Bailey to robbing with violence Alfred Abraham Cobden and assaulting Frank Porter occasioning him actual bodily harm. Clark was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

    DCI John French was the police officer in the case. Frank Porter was a passer-by who came to Mr Cobden’s aid. Clark had a female accomplice who was not identified.

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