1970s Police Vehicles – The Ford Escort Van (as mentioned in the novels)

This has been posted to help non-UK readers visualise a type of vehicle that was widely used by the British police in the 1970s and into the 80s.

A police-specification Ford Escort dog van

The one shown in the above photograph quite clearly is a Dog Section (i.e. ‘K9 Unit’) vehicle but these vans were also often used as the main transportation for relatively small police stations which typically only had one or two officers on patrol duties at any one time, such as at ‘Hawthwaite’ in my novels.




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