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  1. Darby style handcuffs were the only style of cuffs issued to British cops right up until the late 1960s/early 70s. They were totally impractical for duty use ….. imagine trying to get a pair of those things onto the wrists of some guy who didn’t wanna be cuffed – you wouldn’t! And imagine having to carry ’em round in your pocket throughout a work shift – most cops didn’t even bother, just left them at home or at the police station.
    Policing is very different nowadays, so is the equipment!

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