Any suspect arrested in the USA must be informed of four key rights. ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you.’
On the 2nd January 1981, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper – was arrested by police.
The Metropolitan Police, which is often considered to be the first modern police force, began operating in London.
The 999 service was launched in London on 30 June 1937, and initially covered a 12 mile radius from Oxford Street.
The Australian outlaw Ned Kelly was arrested following a violent shoot-out with police at Glenrowan in Victoria.
South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died in Pretoria prison from injuries inflicted while in police custody.
On the 8th August 1963, a gang of 15 men attacked a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London and stole over £2.6million in cash.