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Bow Street runner

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(Historical Terms) (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates' court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals
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Bow Street runner

n (Brit, Hist) → Büttel m (der offiziellen Detektei in der Londoner Bow Street)
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We are Bow Street runners, and we've got you for coining.
The minutes were getting on, and I had not heard a word yet, through the peephole, on the subject of the reserve of Bow Street runners outside.
All the time he was jerking out these phrases he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner.
London's first professional policemen, the Bow Street Runners, founded in 1749 by Westminster magistrate Henry Fielding , served writs and arrested criminals and would have carried tipstaves and truncheons, but the former were superseded in 1829, when a Bill introduced by Sir Robert Peel, the Home Secretary in Lord Liverpool's Tory Cabinet, established the Metropolitan Police Force.
calls Fielding 'Fieldman', but this was a real historical figure, either the novelist Henry Fielding or his brother John, founders of the Bow Street Runners, London's earliest police force, which dates the action to sometime after 1749.
The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840, by J.
During his research, Kentbased Linklater examined Bellingham's personal records, his wife's letters and the reports of the Bow Street Runners, London's first detective agency - and uncovered suspicious payments made to the murderer.
Famous for his novel Tom Jones, it is less widely known that as a JP he organised the detective force of the Bow Street Runners, the predecessor of Scotland Yard.
The Bow Street Runners of their day, but on the fringes of the Black Country and not London.
Superfit Robin Port, 29, is the shortest copper to pound the streets since the Bow Street Runners were formed in 1792.
That's because there weren't any proper coppers until novelist-turnedmagistrate Henry Fielding (of Tom Jones fame) got backing for his Bow Street Runners - London's first professional police force.
1780: Sir John Fielding, the English magistrate who established the Bow Street Runners - the first form of police - was born on this day