WATCH: Curious Sunderland - the Washington Highwayman
Washington Village – it’s not as sleepy as you might think.
Once upon a time, it was a hotbed of crime.
Well, perhaps not a hotbed. But it did have its own answer to Dick Turpin.
Actually, he was so hapless, ‘Dick Turnip’ might be more apt.
Watch the video as our writer Tony Gillan looks at the facts and fiction of the tale.
And if the curious story grabs your interest, Tony’s full article has even more details.