Allow me if you will to present a retelling of the traditional Christmas story, using detail drawn from a little known historical source – the archives of the Bethlehem Police Department.
One document in particular, the BPD Daily Crime Bulletin, offers a fascinating insight into the work of a hitherto unheralded group of women and men – whilst shining new light on an old tale.
Bethlehem Police Department
Daily Crime Bulletin
(Date obscured â€“ believed to be c.2000 years ago)
Late Turn (2pm-10pm)
(Handover note: Roads Policing chariot in for repairs â€“ no replacement available).
Happy Christmas, one and all.