Rise in Tamil Gang Violence

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Rise in Tamil Gang Violence

Unread post by NW10 » January 21st, 2006, 10:16 am

New Article on London Gangs

Gun crime is beginning to spread within the Tamil, Sikh, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communites and the murder rate has tripled over the past decade. There were over 40 murders involving south Asians and 228 kidnappings in 2003.

It was in 2003 that Scotland Yard created a specialist squad (The Tamil Taskforce) to deal solely with the rising gangland violence in Sri Lankan Tamil communities following 13 gang-related murders centred round the Tamil areas of Ilford, Walthamstow and Wembley. Ari Ala Gang (Brent, North West London)

East Side Boys (Redbridge, East London)

Red Gang (Brent, North West London)

Snake Gang (Brent, North West London)

Valvettithurai VVT (North West & East London)

Walthamstow Boys (Waltham Forest, East London)

Wembley Boys (Brent, North West London) The rise in violence among the Tamil communities first gained serious concern in the late 1990’s following a spate of stabbings and street fights with rival factions across London. The first homicide to be given media attention, that was attributed to the Tamil gangs, was in 2002 when a young Tamil was murdered and left to burn in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, North West London.

He was killed amid a dispute involving local Sri Lankan gangs in the area. Around the same time a killing in Merton brought more attention to Tamil violence and police concluded that the attacks were part of longstanding vendettas originating from Sri Lanka.

It would seem much of London’s Tamil communities were affected as Croydon, with 3,000 Tamils, also in 2002 voiced concern over violence in the community and charged 3 Tamils with attempted murder in a matter of two months.

In 2003 the “Snake Gang” shot a young man dead in a feud after trying to assassinate a relative. He was shot dead in his home and one of the killers also had tried to execute his father in law. The gang hours before the murder took place also attempted to kill the deceased’s brother in law in a drive by shooting. The murder took place at Lyon Park Avenue, Wembley.

Following this another two Tamil murders in 2003 were commited. A 23 year old Sri Lankan was attacked in Wembley and one hour later an 18 year old Sri Lankan was involved in a dispute between rival Tamil gangs in Ilford. Both men died from their injuries in hospital. The following disputes were between rival gangs in Wembley and Ilford.

The violent feuding between Tamil gangs has built steadily since 2000 and some disputes are still seen by police to involve familial or intervillage disputes originating from Sri Lanka. London is home to around 100,000 Tamil’s. The areas most affected are in East Ham, Ilford, Tooting, Wembley, Harrow and Walthamstow.

Early in 2004 a teenager was attacked by a Tamil gang (Ari Ala Gang) brandishing samurai swords, hammers and axes, the 18 year old youth died in his car at traffic lights in Wembley. Following a number of murders the newly formed Tamil Taskforce acting on recent work arrested 24 suspects in attempts to curb the violence. And Scotland Yard arressted 13 as 500 officers searched homes in Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Harrow, Brent and Croydon.

Police seized a pistol, ammunition, swords, axes, baseball bats and pickaxe handles. In Newham credit card cloning equipment was found and five men were arrested on suspicion of deception. Police seized 69 credit cards and a £30,000 Mercedes in Waltham Forest.

While attempts by police to curb Tamil gang violence has been made the knowledge on the Tamils is only recent and limited and disruption of the gangs is far from complete. 2005 was frequented by gang violence by Tamil gangs that is occurring between rival groups in Walthamstow and East Ham.


Most Known Tamil Gangs in London:

Ari Ala Gang (Brent, North West London)

East Side Boys (Redbridge, East London)

Red Gang (Brent, North West London)

Snake Gang (Brent, North West London)

Valvettithurai VVT (North West & East London)

Walthamstow Boys (Waltham Forest, East London)

Wembley Boys (Brent, North West London)

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Re: Rise in Tamil Gang Violence

Unread post by NW10 » January 21st, 2006, 10:18 am

NW10 wrote:New Article on London Gangs

Gun crime is beginning to spread within the Tamil, Sikh, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communites and the murder rate has tripled over the past decade. There were over 40 murders involving south Asians and 228 kidnappings in 2003.

It was in 2003 that Scotland Yard created a specialist squad (The Tamil Taskforce) to deal solely with the rising gangland violence in Sri Lankan Tamil communities following 13 gang-related murders centred round the Tamil areas of Ilford, Walthamstow and Wembley.

The rise in violence among the Tamil communities first gained serious concern in the late 1990’s following a spate of stabbings and street fights with rival factions across London. The first homicide to be given media attention, that was attributed to the Tamil gangs, was in 2002 when a young Tamil was murdered and left to burn in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, North West London.

He was killed amid a dispute involving local Sri Lankan gangs in the area. Around the same time a killing in Merton brought more attention to Tamil violence and police concluded that the attacks were part of longstanding vendettas originating from Sri Lanka.

It would seem much of London’s Tamil communities were affected as Croydon, with 3,000 Tamils, also in 2002 voiced concern over violence in the community and charged 3 Tamils with attempted murder in a matter of two months.

In 2003 the “Snake Gang” shot a young man dead in a feud after trying to assassinate a relative. He was shot dead in his home and one of the killers also had tried to execute his father in law. The gang hours before the murder took place also attempted to kill the deceased’s brother in law in a drive by shooting. The murder took place at Lyon Park Avenue, Wembley.

Following this another two Tamil murders in 2003 were commited. A 23 year old Sri Lankan was attacked in Wembley and one hour later an 18 year old Sri Lankan was involved in a dispute between rival Tamil gangs in Ilford. Both men died from their injuries in hospital. The following disputes were between rival gangs in Wembley and Ilford.

The violent feuding between Tamil gangs has built steadily since 2000 and some disputes are still seen by police to involve familial or intervillage disputes originating from Sri Lanka. London is home to around 100,000 Tamil’s. The areas most affected are in East Ham, Ilford, Tooting, Wembley, Harrow and Walthamstow.

Early in 2004 a teenager was attacked by a Tamil gang (Ari Ala Gang) brandishing samurai swords, hammers and axes, the 18 year old youth died in his car at traffic lights in Wembley. Following a number of murders the newly formed Tamil Taskforce acting on recent work arrested 24 suspects in attempts to curb the violence. And Scotland Yard arressted 13 as 500 officers searched homes in Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Harrow, Brent and Croydon.

Police seized a pistol, ammunition, swords, axes, baseball bats and pickaxe handles. In Newham credit card cloning equipment was found and five men were arrested on suspicion of deception. Police seized 69 credit cards and a £30,000 Mercedes in Waltham Forest.

While attempts by police to curb Tamil gang violence has been made the knowledge on the Tamils is only recent and limited and disruption of the gangs is far from complete. 2005 was frequented by gang violence by Tamil gangs that is occurring between rival groups in Walthamstow and East Ham.


Most Known Tamil Gangs in London:

Ari Ala Gang (Brent, North West London)

East Side Boys (Redbridge, East London)

Red Gang (Brent, North West London)

Snake Gang (Brent, North West London)

Valvettithurai VVT (North West & East London)

Walthamstow Boys (Waltham Forest, East London)

Wembley Boys (Brent, North West London)


Sorry i cut and pasted the article wrong heres it without mistakes

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Unread post by londonpride » January 21st, 2006, 2:53 pm

Good article NW10 the tamil gangs go much more unoticed but seen to be getting bigger and more violent.

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Unread post by peace2dastreets » January 21st, 2006, 4:02 pm

Wow... there's tamil gangs in England too? Didn't kno that... I think VVT is just over in the neighbourhood next to mine... I dunno tho cuz I'm not in tune with what goes on with South Asians. Just remember going to summer school (remmedial) and met a bunch of Tamils with their gang's names burnt into their forearms...

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