The Case of the Missing Fan Dancer
Inspector Hastings & the Police of Bogey Lane Police Station Flag C
You are detective Inspector Harold Hastings with a responsibility for three police stations in Whitechapel London. Your current interest is the smallest the St. Radegund’s one in Bogey Lane. A sergeant normally mans the station, with three constables with one or two out on the beat in three shifts. Five months ago you had a success in this area foiling a gang of abductors, exposing a bent Sexton and arresting a fence in receipt of stolen goods. Since then your problem of the passing of forged half crowns has persisted. In the docklands to the East of your patch a gang called the ‘Stiff Sleeves’ have become a significant presence. They are so called from their habit of concealing a cudgel up their sleeves. You fear that they are now encroaching into your patch, as there has been a marked increase in the number of reported muggings around St. Radegunds. There has also been a marked increase in the number of harlots, presumably because you jailed the pimp Sexton Grim Tim Fowler. If Jack the Ripper got to hear of this he could have a field day! Fortunately he seems to have lost interest for the last few months, officially anyway. You are still of the opinion that his later murders have less dramatic impact being mere stranglings. You are now planning another show of strength foray into the St. Radegunds area. You hope to haul in some more lawbreakers. Amongst the recent muggings was one of a Chinese man with a home address in Chinatown. Since then there have been reports of more Chinese asking questions about the abduction of a Chinese girl, not reported to the police. There have been several complaints of about the threatening aspects of the Chinese questionings. ‘Evil slit eyed Orientals’ from Edalbaum’s, Mrs Elbow’s Corner shop and some of the Church Commissioner’s flats. The only Chinese in the area live in the Lily-White Laundry, which might be worth a visit. If an abduction was done by the Stiff Sleeves and a war resulted between them and the Tongs, it could get very nasty indeed! Of course there may be a war between two tongs but these are normally confined to Chinatown. You know that originally the Stiff Sleeves had a grudge against the Polish immigrants and you know that the pawnshop in St. Radegund’s Road, is owned by a Polish Jew Isiah Grolzmann. Presently in jail, his shop is run by his nephew Jeremiah. Your men have been checking its window looking for stolen property but so far none seen. Sergeant Warren has reported that recently, many streetlights are being put out by stone throwing. You suspect that this is done to aid the muggers. Ironically both three of the local harlots and their perennial foe Miss Edna Gimlet, have complained about this! You have been in contact with the Whitechapel Borough Council and they are sending Lamp lighter Larry Ronson to join in your show of strength. He will re-light any doused street lamps.
You will start at the Bogey lane Police Station around eleven o’clock. You intend to send out one squad under Sergeant Warren and another under yourself. Remembering that you will need to keep a man or two in the Station you must decide which way to go yourself. You must give orders for what you wish the Sergeant’s squad to do.
It is dark with overcast skies, sighting visibility is down to ten inches with recognition at five. This increases to sixteen and recognition at eight inches near the lit gas street lamps.
To conceal identities & strengths in the dark players will move flags until meeting.
Inspector Harold Hastings Lea, Ac +1, Mo 6”, Fa 3/6/8 Ag 0, Mar 0, Th, 0, Me +1
M. Revolver BSt Firing 3” 5+ Pst 0, 6” 6+ Pst 0, 11” 7+ Pst 0 5 rounds. Watch, Handcuffs, Police whistle 24”. Class PI VI, Respectable Charm 0, Coercion +2.
MC £7 – 10s – 4d,
Sergeant Warren Vle WA 0 Mo 5.5”, Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst –1, Class Respectable Charm 0, Coercion +1, MC £0 –13s – 4d, Police whistle 24”.
PC Wilkins WA +1, Mo 6” Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 1s – 8d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
PC Chumliegh WA +1, Mo 6” Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 2s – 5d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
PC Bean WA 0, Mo 6”, Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 5s – 1d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
PC Riley WA –1, Mo 6”, Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 5s – 9d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
PC Sedge WA 0, Mo 6”, Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 3s – 3d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
PC Syme WA 0, Mo 6”, Fa 2/4/4 Ag –1, Mar 0, Th 0, Me +1 truncheon Bst -1
MC £0 – 4s – 2d, Police whistle 24”, Handcuffs, Bullseye lantern watch
Larry Ronson By 0, Mo 5.5” Fa 2/4/4, Ag –2, Th –1, Me -1 Lighting pole Bst 0
MC £0 – 0 – 7d, ladder, box of matches. 1+AvD rounds to re-light street light.
There is also out on patrol in the area PC Legget as per his card.
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