The Illustrated Police News

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name = The Illustrated Police News


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format = Tabloid
foundation = 1864
ceased publication = 1938
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"The Illustrated Police News" was one of the earliest British tabloids. It featured sensational and melodramatic reports and illustrations of murders and hangings and was a direct descendant of the execution broadsheets of the 18th century.

First published in 1864, "The Illustrated Police News" ended publication in 1938. It was inspired by "The Illustrated London News" which had been launched because newspapers with illustrations sold more copies in Victorian England. It gained a reputation for sensationalism during the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 which it covered in prurient detail.

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*cite book | last = Jones | first = Steve | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = The Illustrated Police News: Victorian Court Cases and Sensational Stories | publisher = Wicked Publications | date = 2002 | location = | pages = | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 1870000080
*cite web | last = O'Day | first = Andrew | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = Predators and Prey: Newspaper Editors, Readers and the Monstrous | work = | publisher = | date = | url = http://cybercultures.net/ati/Monsters/M5/O'Day%20paper.pdf | format = | doi = | accessdate =


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