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Scotland Yard's crime collection goes on show

By Agence France-Presse in London ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-10-09 07:42:00

From the first case solved thanks to a fingerprint in 1905, to the ropes used to hang prisoners, a new show in London displays hundreds of exhibits previously kept under wraps by Scotland Yard.

A poisoned syringe belonging to the Kray twins, notorious London gangsters from the 1960s, and the handwritten notes of the chief detective in the case of Jack the Ripper are also included in the show.

"The Crime Museum Uncovered" opens on Friday and runs until April 10, bringing together 600 of the 2,000 ghoulish objects accumulated since the mid-19th century at London police headquarters.

Scotland Yard's crime collection goes on show

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