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Dundee Police Gazette
4th February 1853

This news sheet dated 1853 contains a summary of crime in Dundee and surrounding areas and also reports from the courts including the case of Margaret Crabb who was accused of "swearing", "bawling out" and behaving in a "turbulent" manner in the Overgate her sentence was a ten shilling fine or ten days in prison.

Many of the crimes committed in Dundee at that time were petty, involving street brawls, petty theft and drunkenness amongst the poor. Another case reported was that of Mary Eagan who was imprisoned for ten months for exposing her six week old infant on the Lochee Road.



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