The Metropolitan Police are staging an exhibition in the Museum of London in October 2015 consisting of exhibits from some of the major investigations that they have carried out.
One of the exhibits in their possession but almost certainly will not appear in the exhibition is a forged postal order for three shillings and sixpence. The forger made it payable for eight shillings and sixpence. I can understand how he changed the figure three into an eight. What is more difficult to comprehend is the time and effort required to overwrite the word three with the word eight and all for a profit of five shillings (25 pence) !!!
Perhaps that’s not one of their major crimes.
One of the major crimes which is featured in their exhibition is the siege of the Spaghetti House in Knightsbridge.
The details of this siege feature in one of my walks entitled Flags and Fugitives
As well as the siege it includes details of two murders, espionage, the bravery of the Special Operations Executive and stories of political intrigue.
If you can’t wait for the October then you may want to check out the crime museum of the City of London Police which is inside Wood Street Police Station EC2P 2NQ
It’s quite small, a single room when I was last there, but it’s crammed with interesting things which will be pointed out to you by very competent and knowledgeable guides.
It has items relating to Jack the Ripper, The Suffragettes and the Sidney Street Siege.
It has limited opening times. Details are on the following link.