News Bulletin 125

“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.

The BBC News report is here and the Channel 4 News report here. Tonight’s Channel 4 News at 7pm led off with this story and used the familiar Holmes profile as a backdrop.

In an earlier report, Channel 4 News asked what tighter regulation would have meant for Sherlock Holmes.