Old Bailey's criminal history goes online

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Unseen files from some of the most sensational criminal trials in history are to be made available to the public today.

Transcripts from Old Bailey cases, including Oscar Wilde's trial for gross indecency and the infamous case of Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, who killed his wife, form part of 110,000 pages of records made available online, free of charge. The London court's records include details of more than 210,000 criminal trials from 1674 to 1913.

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