There have been many questions over Orwell's veracity in Down & Out, but thanks to the dedication of Dr Luke Seaber of University College London has provided 100% sound evidence to back up Orwell's reporting of 48 hours he spent in jail researching the book.

The accuracy of Orwell's reporting is well and truly shown by the accuracy of his descriptions, which the amazing Dr Seaber has linked to actual cases from 1932 police charge sheets.