Bow Street

a street in London, England: location of a metropolitan police court.

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Bow Street «boh»,
1. a street in central London, the site of a principal police court.
2. the court itself: »

to appear on charges at Bow Street.

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Bow Street [Bow Street]
the main police court in London, which was in the street of this name until the early 1990s. It is now at ↑Charing Cross. When Henry Fielding was a ↑magistrate at Bow Street in the 1740s, he formed the Bow Street Runners, a group of people trained to catch thieves. This was the first step towards the creation of the ↑Metropolitan Police in 1829.

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