“I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective.”
Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet
Private detectives to need licence
The Home Office says it wants to combat rogue investigators. Operating as an unlicensed private detective is to be illegal in England and Wales, the Home Secretary has said.
In an earlier report, Channel 4 News asked what tighter regulation would have meant for Sherlock Holmes.