The "Whitechapel Specials" are a police unit formed to deal with the uncanny goings on in the city's underbelly. Where regular police units and the Watchmen deal with common criminals the Specials are called in to deal with the more unusual crimes: anything from escaped Martian prisoners of war to the risen dead or just your common-or-garden demonically possessed. The Constables are equipped with the latest weaponry, rubberised coats and breathing masks to allow them operate in the city's more hazardous environments.
THE WHITECHAPEL SPECIALS
The Specials are led by Inspector Edmund Dougherty, a veteran of the Martian Uprising of 1888 and the last man to leave the wreck of the tragic Aeronef PrincessAlexandria. He left the army upon his return to Earth, refusing the medals proffered to him and pursued a career as a professional drunk and bare knuckle fighter. He was 'rescued' by Chief Inspector Abelard and given the opportunity to create a more aggressive police unit to deal with London's more unusual criminals.