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Last Gangster

Charlie Richardson


PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2014
ISBN: 9780099580867
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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.
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PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2014
ISBN: 9780099580867
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

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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.

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
Charlie Richardson
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0099580861
ISBN-13
9780099580867
Media
Book
Publication Date
2014-05-22
Publisher
Cornerstone
Subtitle
My Final Confession
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
384
Language
English
Short Title
LAST GANGSTER
Illustrations
illustrations
Format
Paperback