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Mr. Charlie Richardson The Last Gangster: The Final Confession by Charlie Richardson
  

Mr. Charlie Richardson The Last Gangster: The Final Confession

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Completed just before his death in September 2012. Richardson was a gang boss in 1960’s London, a rival to the Krays and a much feared operator, this autobiography revealing the secrets of his life both in and out of prison.

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Mr. Charlie Richardson The Last Gangster: The Final Confession by Charlie Richardson

Charlie Richardson, one of Britain's most notorious gangland bosses, sheds light on his extraordinary life story completed just weeks before his death in September 2012. Notorious Charlie Richardson was the most feared gangster in 1960s London. Boss of the Richardson Gang and rival of the Krays, to cross him would result in brutal repercussions. Famously arrested on the day England won the World Cup in 1966, his trial heard he allegedly used iron bars, bolt cutters and electric shocks on his enemies. The Last Gangster is Richardson's frank account of his largely untold life story, finished just before his death in September 2012. He shares the truth behind the rumours and tells of his feuds with the Krays for supremacy, undercover missions involving politicians, many lost years banged up in prison and reveals shocking secrets about royalty, phone hacking, bent coppers and the infamous black box. Straight up, shocking and downright gripping, this is the ultimate expose on this legendary gangster and his extraordinary life.

About the Author

Charlie Richardson was born in Camberwell, South-East London, in 1934. He turned to a life of crime at a young age, forming the Richardson gang along with his brother Eddie. Charlie invested in scrap metal, whilst Eddie operated fruit machines. In July 1966 police arrested members of the Richardson gang following a series of raids in south London. In April 1967 Charlie was found guilty of fraud, extortion, assault and grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Charlie died from blood poisoning aged 78 in September 2012.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Charlie Richardson

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9781780891361

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