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275x250.jpg A fascinating rogues' gallery compiled by a Manchester police officer 100 years ago is set be sold at auction.

Put together by Det Insp Robert Mather, the scrapbook was designed to help him nab more crooks and he used it to log their details.

Covering 65 convicts from between 1909 and 1912, Mather details physical descriptions, aliases and notes of subjects' crimes along with photos.

Pictured above are "Safebreaker" Thomas Frieth who used the alias Thomas Wilson and Ernest Learson who had a scar between his eyebrows and received six months for shopbreaking.




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