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The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911
Society & Culture - Crime

Gunmen, resisting arrest, had barricaded themselves in 100, Sidney Street, and opened fire at the police. A detachment of Scots Guards and several hundred armed police were called out to capture them. Mr. Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary, seen in the photograph directed operations.

Views: 7,486    Year: 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911

The famous siege of Sidney Street, Jan 1911
Society & Culture - Crime

100 Sidney Street after the siege. The two gunmen were killed and several policemen were wounded. The ringleader of the gang, Peter the Painter, is believed to have escaped.

Views: 7,410    Year: 1911