A Shaftesbury Highway Robbery Story Features In Dorset Crime And Punishment Book

A new book by Dorset author Brian Bates offers an insight into the harsh punishment and unforgiving legal and penal system which ruled Dorset life in the Victorian era.

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You’ll hear what happened to a couple who were responsible for a highway robbery near Shaftesbury. It’s featured in his book, ‘Villains, Victims and Tragedies – Stories from the Dorset Assizes’.