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Donna: I’m a player short.  I’m putting together the finest line-up since the Great Railway robbery … It’s all reliable people: Lucy Spatchcock … Wendy Typhoid: the Fixer: ain’t nuffin’ she don’t know.  Mandy VI: Broadsword to Donna Ball, BBC 2020    

 

 

The Dick Turpin of legend: swashbuckling highwayman, ladies’ man, who loved his horse, the robber of the rich, the gentleman thief, but there's another Dick Turpin – a lowlife thug addicted to violence.  An early organised criminal, part of a gang that tortured and raped.  The Real Dick Turpin, Discovery 2007 

 

The brand sold everything from pottery to pots.  ibid.

 

By 1734 the twenty-nine-year-old Turpin had joined a local gang of hardened criminals  the Essex gang.  ibid.

 

 

There’s going to be a robbery [tanks] …  Peaky Blinders s3e4, brothers in forest, BBC 2016

 

 

In this raid, [Sir Francis] Drake seized eighty pound in weight of gold.  And more than twenty-six tons in silver bars ... It’s one of the biggest heists in history.  The British III: Revolution, Sky Atlantic 2012

 

 

[Frankie] Fraser has spent forty years, the equivalent of his girlfriend’s lifetime, in prison.  The Underworld: Robbery

 

The robbery that made British criminal history: it wasn’t just the amount that stung the public, the Queen’s train had been attacked carrying the Royal Mail from Glasgow to London.  ibid.

 

In the sixties when workers took their wages home in cash there was no softer target than the payroll.  ibid.

 

In 1962 nine months before the Great Train Robbery violence was used in a raid on the offices of BOAC at London Airport.  ibid.

 

Security firms sold themselves on their ability to cope with brutal attacks.  But for the guards it as an horrific experience.  ibid.

 

Banks were next on the list.  ibid.

 

There was friction whenever these freelance operators teamed up.  ibid.

 

The gang went on to steal £238,000 from Barclays in Ilford in February 1970.  It was the largest bank robbery in Britain.  ibid.

 

By the summer of 1972 there was an armed robbery in London every five days.  ibid.

 

On 10th August it took a gang just ninety seconds to seize £138,000 from Barclay’s Bank in Wembley.  ibid.

 

Scotland Yard formed the robbery squad.  ibid.

 

Bertie Smalls became the first supergrass ... Don Barrett ... The only man to go supergrass twice.  ibid.

 

 

During a two-year reign of terror across the UK a gang of ruthless robbers targeted security depots and cash-in-transit vans.  Their method was elaborate and unique creating devastation in their wake.  But each time they struck they left vital clues.  Britain’s Biggest Heists s2e6: The Battering Ram Gang, CI 2011

 

In less than two minutes the gang had ransacked the place and fled with a major amount of cash.  ibid.

 

Terrorising other parts of the UK: Liverpool, Bolton, Radcliffe, Salford & Dartford.  ibid.

 

Two years and six violent attacks on four of the gang were found guilty of their crimes ... Now the mission was to find the rest of the missing gang.  ibid. 

 

 

Brian Cockerill is one of Britain’s most notorious gangstas.  A self-proclaimed justice system of the underworld.  In his world only the strong survive … For twenty years Brian Cockerill has used his brutal reputation to extort millions from drug dealers.  He sees it as a tax  a levy they have to pay.  McIntyre’s Underworld: The Taxman, 2006

 

He is a 22-stone steroid-filled fighting machine who claims never to have lost a fight.  ibid.

 

‘When you pull their eye out it dangles.’  ibid.  Cockerill

 

Claims he’s made millions from local dealers.  ibid.

 

 

Spain’s Costa Del Sol – home of sun, sex and money.  Playground and safe haven for some of Britain’s toughest gangstas.  For ten long years this was a sun-kissed sanctuary for British prison cells.  A legal loophole made them untouchable.  As they bought up luxury villas and made millions.  Politicians were powerful, detectives frustrated.  With their hands tied the police turned to a fearless British TV journalist.  Britain’s Underworld: Costa Del Crime  

 

Knight’s criminal career started early: he started his first robbery by aged ten; by twenty he was a professional thief.  ibid.

 

Freddie Foreman was to become a top Costa gangsta as well.  He developed an early taste for Spain.  ibid.

 

The Train Robbers were the first big British criminals to hang out in Spain.  ibid.

 

In Britain armed robberies continued to rise.  In 1982 there were 1,772 robberies in London alone; thirty-four a week.  ibid.

 

Since 2006 Spanish and British police have worked together to capture and extradite British Costa criminals.  ibid.  

 

 

At the heart of the royal regalia the King’s State’s Crown.  Solid gold and bedecked with four hundred precious stones.  The Golden Orb inlaid with six hundred jewels and the solid gold Sovereign’s Sceptre.  Days that Shook the World s2e4: Grand Heist, BBC 2004

 

They had cost a staggering £32,000.  ibid.

 

After Charles II was reinstated in 1660 Cromwellians like Blood quickly lost favour.  He began to plot against the new royalist regime.  ibid.

 

April 1671: Blood was disguised then as now as a parson.  ibid.

 

9th May 1671: As soon as they are near the jewels Blood and Parrot attack.  ibid.

 

The three principle conspirators are all in jail.  ibid.

 

King Charles considers Blood’s appeal ... He signs Blood’s pardon.  ibid.  

 

 

Blowing a safe is easy.  Charlie Seiga

 

 

It was getting like the wild west.  John O’Connor, commander Flying Squad, re 1960s bank robberies

 

 

Bertie Smalls agreed to give evidence against his fellow villains and any other armed robbers he knew.  It was a unique deal and led to twenty-eight more robbers getting banged up.  Flying Squad: The Real Sweeney, National Geographic 2014

 

 

[Frankie] Fraser has spent forty years, the equivalent of his girlfriend’s lifetime, in prison.  The Underworld: Robbery, BBC 1994

 

The robbery that made British criminal history: it wasn’t just the amount that stung the public, the Queen’s train had been attacked carrying the Royal Mail from Glasgow to London.  ibid.

 

In the sixties when workers took their wages home in cash there was no softer target than the payroll.  ibid.

 

In 1962 nine months before the Great Train Robbery, violence was used in a raid on the offices of BOAC at London Airport.  ibid.

 

Security firms sold themselves on their ability to cope with brutal attacks.  But for the guards it as an horrific experience.  ibid.

 

Banks were next on the list.  ibid.

 

There was friction whenever these freelance operators teamed up.  ibid.

 

The gang went on to steal £238,000 from Barclays in Ilford in February 1970.  It was the largest bank robbery in Britain.  ibid.

 

By the summer of 1972 there was an armed robbery in London every five days.  ibid.

 

On 10th August it took a gang just ninety seconds to seize £138,000 from Barclay’s Bank in Wembley.  ibid.

 

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