Leeds nostalgia: The long arm of the law

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While Softly Softly, Z Cars and the Sweeney were bringing enforcement to the streets of TV Britain so the Long Arm of the Law was in full operation on the streets of Leeds.

Flashing blue lamps and “neenaah, neenaah” sirens were familiar to everybody and would have struck terror into those miscreants who were fleeing from the arms of justice.

New police cars ready to take to the streets in 1970.

New police cars ready to take to the streets in 1970.

Our pictures this week show officers engaging with the public at roadblocks and on the streets and there is a unique photograph of women police officers attached to the Leeds constabulary in the 1930s.

New equipment and good old fashion policing were much in evidence in an era when some very well known and truly hideous villains were terrorising the region.

Now send us YOUR memories! To feature email your pictures with accompanying caption to: david.clay@jpress.co.uk

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