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1957 Press Photo Man Alan Chambers Barricaded In Holborn Workshop

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Battle of Holborn... Coloured Man Keeps Police At Bay For An Hour.. Twenty six year old Jamaican Alan Chambers - holding a three feet spanner in his hand - barricaded himself in a workshop in Holborn today - and kept police at bay for an hour. He was eventually overpowered and taken by ambulance to hospital. He was working as an engineer in the ground floor workshops of the Prudential Assurance engineers and works department - when he suddenly became violent. A police sergeant was injured when he tried to reach the screaming man. Keystone Photo Shows:- The scene outside the workshop in Dorrington Street today - when the Jamaican barricaded himself inside.

Photo measures 10.25 x 8 inches.

Photo is dated 05-05-1957.

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