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Michael Layton - Birmingham's Front Line: True Police Stories - 9781445657875 - V9781445657875
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Birmingham's Front Line: True Police Stories

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Description for Birmingham's Front Line: True Police Stories Paperback. The inside story of Birmingham CID's fight against crime in the '70s and '80s. Num Pages: 264 pages, 16. BIC Classification: 1DBKEMW; 3JJPL; 3JJPN; BTC; JKSW1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 157 x 235 x 27. Weight in Grams: 320.
Birmingham's Front Line offers a fascinating and unique insight into police culture and the problems faced by those on the thin blue line during a tumultuous time in Britain's second city. Containing accounts from the author and his former colleagues of robberies, rapes and murders, these true stories will shock and stun as the author reveals the tools and tactics used to combat the violence, bribery and general disregard of law and order encountered every day as the police fought to bring these criminals to justice. Covering the period from 1976 to 1988, Birmingham ... Read more

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About Michael Layton
Michael Layton reached the rank of Chief Superintendent before serving with the Sovereign Bases Police in Cyprus, eventually returning to the British Transport Police. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished police service. He has written several books on the subject of policing the rail network and football violence.

Reviews for Birmingham's Front Line: True Police Stories
'All of our police forces have a colourful and chequered past - in some respects the West Midlands force enjoys a certain notoriety... an absolutely fascinating slice of social history.'
Books Monthly August 2016 'This is a revealing account of the realities of CID work, juggling with a number of enquiries simultaneously, unlike TV detectives who only ever deal ... Read more

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