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    Cramlington, Northumberland.

    Demonstration of a new device which marks criminals with indelible dye.

    Various shots of a man walking out of a bank with a briefcase. He puts a "truncheon like instrument" ( a "cosh") into his pocket. A thief makes a grab for the briefcase and runs off down the street with it. Our man runs after him and launches a stream of indelible dye at the man's back. The dye launcher is called "the criminal detector". It is pretty cheesy, even for 1956.

    Another man apprehends the robber and struggles with him. As he is pushed towards the camera we see splattered ink on the back of his Macintosh.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1221
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    57.02
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:31:00 / 01:03:01:00
    Canister:
    CP 102
    Sort Number:
    CP 102
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Pathe Crime train Crims 1950s Britain - quirky stuff Quirky Inventions Bank Robbery
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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