Robbery, torture and murder - a look at the North East's gangland past
Robbery, torture and cold blooded killings - the North East has a chilling history of gangland violence.
Here we take a look at how the region’s criminal underworld has evolved over the last 50 years, taking a look at some of the North East’s most infamous gangsters.
Their crimes include multi-million pound drug deals, violent robberies and broad daylight assassinations.
And in many cases, the police are still hunting the people responsible.
The ‘one-armed bandit’ killing - named because the victim worked for a slot machine tycoon - continues to capture the North East public’s imagination,... read more
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