By Steve Jones
Last updated 2011-02-17
Police and prison details were equally sharp. Manchester police described Thomas Murphy as being very bald with very bad teeth - 'follicly and dentally challenged' in today's parlance. In Birmingham the list of Jennie Willock's distinguishing marks was brutally honest: 'pimply, missing two fingers off right hand; missing middle finger of left hand'. Details of female prisoners in Birmingham included 'varicose veins, weak eyes, bandy legs, pock marks on face, pimply face, three vaccination marks, very full under eyes, fleshy mole left of stomach, thick ear (left), large nose'.
Appearing under the photos in one Manchester mugshot album, the following observations of male malefactors were noted: