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Thieves, safe-breakers robbers and fraudsters: The faces of the 1930s criminal fraternity who terrorised Tyneside

From thieves and safe-breakers, to robbers and fraudsters, these images give a fascinating glimpse into the murky world of Tyneside’s 1930s criminal fraternity. The photographs of the criminals had lain hidden for decades, until a chance discovery saw a book of mugshots uncovered in a junk shop and handed to experts. They are thought to be from a police identification book, used to document the habits and descriptions of known criminals in 1930s Newcastle, for more click here

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