The popular name for a London policeman during the first half of the 19th century.
More example sentences
- Byrne, described by the Bow Street Runner as a ‘very human kind man’ did not testify.
- Well, as I'm sure you know, the Bow Street Runners were the precursors to the Metropolitan Police.
- By then, the Bow Street Runners were 70 strong and London had a total of 120 full-time police officers.
named after Bow Street in London, site of the chief metropolitan magistrates' court.