Gangs In The UK

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Gangs In The UK

Postby TheWiseOne » March 25th, 2005, 1:37 pm

Is there any gangs in the UK, i know that theres Yardies,emtu and a couple of others but which ones. pleas tell!
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby NW10 » March 26th, 2005, 12:03 am

Theres are many gangs in England: just a few:

Manchester: Longsight Crew, Doddington Close, Gooch Close, Cheetham Hill.....

Birmingham: Burger Bar Boys you must have heard of them they've been allover the news recently along with the Johnson Crew

London: Lock City Crew, Muslim Boys, Young Peckham Boys, Cartel Crew, Much Love Crew....

Theres 14K and Snakehead Triad gangs, small numbers of Yardies in places such as Nottingham, Bristol and London.

Albanian Mafia, Turkish Mafia in London

Local crime families in places like Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Middlesbrough (predominantly white cities) East London

Liverpool drug gangs are a problem in many seaside towns throughout England such as Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall in general, Great Yarmouth...
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby king chenz 360 » March 26th, 2005, 2:44 am

my friend runs books for frank fraizer hes from boothill crips out here but back home hes a fullblown yardie but now i gues hes running shit for that guy
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby TheWiseOne » March 26th, 2005, 7:27 am

NW10 wrote:Theres are many gangs in England: just a few:

Manchester: Longsight Crew, Doddington Close, Gooch Close, Cheetham Hill.....

Birmingham: Burger Bar Boys you must have heard of them they've been allover the news recently along with the Johnson Crew

London: Lock City Crew, Muslim Boys, Young Peckham Boys, Cartel Crew, Much Love Crew....

Theres 14K and Snakehead Triad gangs, small numbers of Yardies in places such as Nottingham, Bristol and London.

Albanian Mafia, Turkish Mafia in London

Local crime families in places like Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Middlesbrough (predominantly white cities) East London

Liverpool drug gangs are a problem in many seaside towns throughout England such as Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall in general, Great Yarmouth...


thanks a lot. But i gotta tell ya Longsight Crew are under a lot of pressure with the Crime Family in there hood. Since the family has moved in theres been a decrease in there members apperance on the streets.
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby NW10 » March 29th, 2005, 4:28 am

Zoheb Raja what you on about kid? One minute you dont know anything about gangs then the next minute your trying to tell me whats going down in Manchester. Your the same person who posted Manchester as the toughest city in Europe and then blamed it on gangs from Leeds (ha ha ha lmao) and Glasgow.

The Longsight Crew are trying to take over everything, they're the youngest most violent gangsters trying to make a name for themselves. They will take anyone out. Although i will say this time last year Fabian Flowers, 19, of the Longsight Crew was shot dead in a Machester lap dancing club whilst wearing a bullet proof jacket. Longsight Crew numbers are now even eclipsing the original gangs of Doddington and Gooch. Which is quite impressive considering Gooch and Doddington emerged in 1988 and Longsight not until 1996.

And what crime family in their hood? do you even know where their 'hood' is?
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby TheWiseOne » April 1st, 2005, 12:42 am

check this news out: it aint wat u sed

A TEEN blasted himself in the head with a tiny keyring gun during a night out with pals at a lapdance club, an inquest has heard.

Dad-of-one Fabian Flowers, 19, died from a single gunshot wound after putting the shooter against his temple to test the safety catch.

He had been mucking around with the gun in the toilet at the High Society nightclub in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Cops launched a murder probe following the incident on February 23 last year amid fears he had been the victim of a gangland assassination.

But following a detailed investigation, detectives concluded he had shot himself - although the gun has never been recovered.

His devastated family have rejected this explanation and maintain he was murdered.

South Manchester Coroner John Pollard yesterday recorded an open verdict at Stockport Magistrates Court and urged people to avoid buying the guns.
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby londonpride » April 1st, 2005, 2:13 am

The main London english crime familys have been the adams in northlondon and also the dochertys out of northlondon.South-east london had the brindles out of walworth.Then the arifs, english of turkish cypriot origin out of deptford southeast london.
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby londonpride » April 1st, 2005, 2:20 am

some of the uks more notories gangsters http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2776693.stm
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby NW10 » April 1st, 2005, 4:42 am

Zoheb Raja wrote:check this news out: it aint wat u sed

A TEEN blasted himself in the head with a tiny keyring gun during a night out with pals at a lapdance club, an inquest has heard.

Dad-of-one Fabian Flowers, 19, died from a single gunshot wound after putting the shooter against his temple to test the safety catch.

He had been mucking around with the gun in the toilet at the High Society nightclub in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Cops launched a murder probe following the incident on February 23 last year amid fears he had been the victim of a gangland assassination.

But following a detailed investigation, detectives concluded he had shot himself - although the gun has never been recovered.

His devastated family have rejected this explanation and maintain he was murdered.

South Manchester Coroner John Pollard yesterday recorded an open verdict at Stockport Magistrates Court and urged people to avoid buying the guns.


he actually acidentally shot himself in the head while showing the weapon to a friend in a Stockport nightclub, but this was only found out yesterday. But i was just arguing what you had stated. However, people do still believe he was murdered and this year family members were asking for the case to be re-opened.

Anyway your off point. You still aint told me about the crime family that is supposed to be big in Longsight and keeping gang members off the street
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby NW10 » April 1st, 2005, 5:06 am

Just so we got this clear, you dont mean the Noonan family do you? Although i doubt it because they are Manchester's most notorious crime family and you would of heard of them by now.
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby urban-souljah » April 7th, 2005, 9:51 am

im from middlesrough myself recently theres been a increase in gang activity mainly due to a increase in the refugee population mainly fighting between the turkish and greek community

middlesbrough also has a large asian and black community but this is mostly in the town centre area in this area all races seem to tolarate each other and as more generations grow uptogether the more tolerante people become of each other which is pretty cool

around the outskirts of middlesbrough or boro there is a large amount of housing estates which houses mainly house working class white people
this seems to be were the main crime families are found most of which operate via gangs of youths aged 16-20 peddaling smack around the town

also a lot of pushers come from larger cities in england to middlesbrough to purchase heroin which is cheaper hear than the rest of england

prostitution is also rife hear which is mostly due to the heroin problem
this has also lead to a major aids epidemic
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Re: Gangs In The UK

Postby Jakk » September 25th, 2005, 10:32 am

Firms, Street gangs and Yardie Posses in England
Essex boys, Chelsea Headhunters, Salford Firm, Cheetham Hill Firm, The A team, Chesterfield Bastard Squad, Blades Business Crew, Inter-City Jibbers, Guv'ners, Millwall Bushwackers, The Treatment, Frontline, Longsight Crew, Doddington Close, Gooch Close, Johnson Crew, Lock City Crew, Young Peckham Boys, Cartel Crew, Much Love Crew, Aggi Crew(incarsarated), Doddinton crew, Pitbull Crew(incarsarated), White Way, Snow Hill, Fox Hill, Cash Money Crew, Cash Point Posse(CPP), Rally Close Crew, Champagne Crew, Badder Bar Boys, the Raiders, Hype Crew, Mountain veiw posse, Back 2 Back Crew, Shower Posse, Spangler Posse, Vietnamese Boyz(NEW), Asian Boyz(NEW), Wah Cing(NEW), Wo Hop To(NEW)

There just to many in scotland to name but I do know they age from about 9 - 16year olds sometimes older

Wales has only got 3 I know of
Soul Crew, Jacks, Frontline
check this out
[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2223520.stm]BBC NEWS ON YARDIE GOING INTO S WALES[/url]

N.Ireland
not shore but they are in volved with English Gangsters in the Sales and Distribetion pf Cocaine, Weed and Wepons
RUC, RIC, UVF, UDA, UFF, OO, UU, RIRA, INLA, PIRA, CIRA

Mafia Gruops in England
Albainian Mafia, Kurdish Mafia/Turkish Mafia and Greeks working Green Lines(@ war 2),The 14k Triad Wo Sing Wo and Snakehead gangs, , Indian/Pakistany Gangsters working the west london Heroin/vice trade, The NF and The NA
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Postby rummy » March 22nd, 2006, 5:19 am

The Mckenzies (peckham) The Fergusons(Dulwich)
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Postby 2Shae » April 19th, 2006, 2:27 pm

Jakk, a few of those 'gangs' u named are actually football hooligan gangs, and not street gangs. The Guv'nors were Manchester Citys firm and the Millwall Bushwhackers are a football gang as well, for Millwall suprisingly enough.

Just a small comment, but I'v met Mickey Francis ... the leader of the Guv'nors and he spoke to me for a while in his pub in Eastlands, Manchester. really nice guy, considering he's convicted of ABH a number of times. His office door is made of 1ft thick bulletproof steel.
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Postby Jinky » June 2nd, 2006, 6:42 pm

Glasgow Street Gangs

East End Of The City -

Real Calton Tongs
Young Brigton Derry
Young B-Field Posse
Gallagate Mad Skwad
Duke St Firm
Young Baltic Fleet
Young Parkheed Rebels
Young Parkheed Border
Young Parkheed Wee Men
Young Shettilston Tigers
Young Sonnyhills Mad Skwad
Young Toll-x Wee Men = Changed name Too = Young Toogle
Easterhoose - Various Gangs [Bal Toi,Aggro,Skinheeds,Provy,then Toi,Drummy]
And The List Goes On.......

North =

Young Springburn Peg
Young Sighthill Mafia
Royston Catholic Shamrock
Young Posso Fleeto
Young Blackhill Toi
Young Gringo Fleeto
List Goes On....

South

Young Gorbals Cumbie
Govan - Various Gangs
Young Toryglen Toi
Castlemilk [Various Gangs]
List Goes On.....

A Recent Newspaper Article Says That There Was 110 Gangs In Glasgow And Listed Them All And As i Am From One Of The Above I Know Theres Alot More, They Missed A Good Few Gangs Out The List

Just Letting Youse All Know
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Postby Jinky » June 2nd, 2006, 6:43 pm

And Jakk Alot Of Them "Gangs" U Posted Are Considered Terrorist Orginisations Lol
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Postby Jinky » June 2nd, 2006, 6:44 pm

And The RUC Are Accually The Police In N.Ireland Lmao Please Check your Info Before You Post
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Postby 2Shae » July 7th, 2006, 3:49 am

they have a 'normal' police, the RUC are more vigilantes. like the IRA, but not quite as intense.
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Postby Hydro2oo6 » July 10th, 2006, 7:36 pm

list of gangs in london:[B]

[b]East London:


HMD
Love or Money H-TWN

E1
Brick Lane Massive
Cannon Street Road Posse
Shadwell Massive
Stepney Posse
Whitechapel Crew

E2
Bengal Tigers
Bethnal Green Crew
Bethnal Green Somalians
Haggerston Man Dem

E3
E3 Massive
Elton Man Dem

E4
Chingford Hall Manz
Chingford Man Dem
E4 Man Dem

E5
Clapton Sq. Man Dem
E.5TH Ridaz
Gilpin Sq. Boyz
Mash Town
Mothers Sq. Boyz
Pembury Boyz
Springfield Man Dem

E6
JC Boyz

E7
Forest Gate Man Dem

E8
Evelyn Court Man Dem
Haggerston and Fields Combined
Holly Street Boyz
London Field Boyz

E9
E9ers
Well Street Boyz

E10
Beaumont Boyz
Oliver Close Boyz

E11
Hillbridge Boyz
Leytonstone Man Dem

E12
Tamil Tigers

E13
African Devilz
Plaistow Man Dem

E14
Burdett State Massive
Limehouse Massive
Wilehouse Boys

E15
Maryland Boyz
Lords of Stratford
Stratford Man Dem

E16
Jeeperz

E17
Barrier Boyz
Boundary Boyz
Priory Court Boyz
Walthamstow Boyz

EC1
Whitecross Boyz

North and North West:

Manor House & Stamford Hill
Combination (N4 & N16)

N1
De Beauvoir Twn Man Dem
Hoxton Boys
Murray Grove Boyz
Popham Estate Boyz

N4
Blue City
Finsbury Park Man Dem
Holly Park Boyz
Manor House Boyz
Queens Drive

N5
Highbury Grove Boyz

N7
Holloway Man Dem
Romford Man Dem
Tufnell Park

N8
Busy Blocks
Chettle Court Boys
Hornsey Bloodz
Hornsey Man Dem
New Land Estate Boyz
Stationers Park

N9
Edmonton Man Dem
Fore Street Boyz
Jubilee Park Man Dem
Shanktown
X-Ray Man Dem

N14
Shadow Kingz

N15
Craven Park Manz
Edgecott Boyz
Ferry Lane Man Dem
IDA Boyz
Stonebridge Manz
Tiverton Man Dem
Tottenham Lost Souls
TMD

N16
Bombers
Kurdish Bulldogs
L.O.R.D
L.O.S
Northside L.O.S
Northside Lordship
Shakespeare Man Dem
Stamford Hill Man Dem

N17
Chestnut Estate Boyz
Evastrap Yard Manz
Farm Boyz
F.I.R.M
NPK
Scotland Green Boyz
Tottenham Ghetto Thugs
TK

N18
Fore Street Boyz
Parr Close Boyz
Redbrick Boyz
Silver Street Boyz

N19
Archway Man Dem
Dartmouth Park

N22
North London Somalians
Rampage Boyz
Wood Green MOB

NW1
Cumbo Boyz
Drummond Street Boys
Somer Town Boyz

NW2
Cricklewood

NW5
Centric Crew
Queens Crescent Boyz

NW6
Acorn Man Dem
NW Untouchables
SK Hood

NW8
Lisson Green Man Dem

NW10
Church Road Man Dem
Greenhill Man Dem
Harsh-Don Man Dem
Mus Luv Crew
Shakespeare Manz
St Raphz Manz
Stonebridge Manz

South:

SMS
PDC

SE1
Mash Force

SE3
Ferrier Youths

SE4
Brockley Man Dem
Young Brockley Manz

SE5
Circle Boyz
Dulwich Crew
Peckham Boyz

SE6
Catford Wildcas

SE7
Cherry Youths

SE8
D-Block
Ghetto Boyz
Pepys Man
Shower Camp

SE11
VMD

SE13
Ghetto Boyz

SE14
Ghetto Boyz

SE15
G.A.T
Peckham Boyz
S.F.S

SE16
Bermondsey Boyz
Mash Force

SE17
Firehouse Crew
Woolly Road Manz

SE18
Woolwich Manz

SE24
Herne Hill Man Dem

SE25
Norwood Youts

SE26
SYD

SE28
T-Block

SW2
28s
Junction Boyz
Tulse Hill Man Dem

SW4
Clapham Park Dread
Junction Boyz
S.U.K

SW9
28s
Brixton Yard Manz
Cartel Crew
Murder Zone
Myatts Field Posse
Stockwell Man Dem

SW11
Batts Mash Force
Surrey Lane Man Dem
Winstanley Estate Man Dem

SW16
Streatham Man Dem

SW17
Tooting Boyz

SW18
Wandsworth Man Dem

SW20
Raynes Park Crew

West:

W2
Westbourne Park Manz

W3
ECB
M.E.M
South Acton Man Dem
W3 Man Dem

W5
W5 Man Dem

W7
Copley Close Boyz
Elthorne Man Dem

W8
Edwardes Wood

W10
Bevington & Blagrove Manz
Latimer Road Manz
Kensal Town Manz
Queens Park Manz

W11
Lancaster West

W12
Shepherds Bush Manz
White City

W14
West Kensington

WC1
Cromer Street

Southall which is in West London is an Indian and Pakistani gang area. Harlesden area is predominantly Jamaican gangs and black British gangs. Irish criminals also operate in this area of London. Brixton again is a Jamaican area the first place in London to report Yardie violence. Peckham and much of South London is home to African, British Black and mixed youth gangs. Brick Lane area is also an Asian gang area, predominantly Bangladeshi groups. Haringey is another predominated by Jamaicans and British born blacks. Hackney is an area of mixed white and black gangs, Jamaicans and Turkish and Kurdish gangs.


List Of Manchester & Salford Gangs(Some now inactive)

Beswick Crew: East/South Manchester
Cheetham Hill: North Manchester
Doddington Close: South Manchester
Fallowfield Man then: South Manchester
Gooch Close: South Manchester
Higher Broughton: Salford
Longsight Crew: South Manchester
Longsight Soldiers: East/South Manchester
Lower Broughton: Salford
Ordsall Firm: Salford
Pendleton Firm: Salford
Pepperhill Mob: South Manchester
Pit Bull Crew: South Manchester
Salford Mob: Salford
Young Gooch: South Manchester[/b]
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Postby dutch » July 11th, 2006, 11:17 am

Can you give me some information about the gangster Paul 'One Punch' Doyle?He is from Salford,Manchester.I think.
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Postby Hydro2oo6 » July 11th, 2006, 12:12 pm

a bit of quick info about the gangs in england..

BIRMINGHAM

Two black gangs, the Burger Bar Boys and the Johnson Crew, have waged an on-off war for a decade. Both grew out of earlier gangs, the Handsworth Nigga Squad and the Inch High Crew, and bizarrely took their names from the food outlets where they hung out. They have forged contacts with outside firms including the PDC in London, the Gooch in Manchester and others in Bristol and Swindon New gangs are Badder Bar Boys, the Champagne Crew and the Rally Close Crew. Members of Birmingham City’s Zulus football firm control many of the pub and club doors in the city and are treated with respect by the younger gangbangers.

BRISTOL

A crack cocaine hotspot. The Aggi crew, who take their name form the initials of their founder members, dominated the cities drug trade until key members were jailed,. When they emerged form prison, they faced opposition from Yardie posses including Hype Cru, the Moutain View Posse and the Back to back gang. Predictably, a spate of shootings and even an attack qwith giant fireworks followed. Police set up Operation Atrium to prevent gang warfare and closed down the Black and White Café in St Paul’s, the most notorious drug-dealing venue in England. Recently they also shut crackhouses in South Gloucestershire and one in Somerset. But the murder of enforcer Stephen Henry in September 2003 indicates that gang conflict in the city has not gone away.

LONDON

The capital has multiple layers of gang/organised crime, from international cartels to school-age street urchins. Turks and Kurds, many linked to the notorious Baybasin clan, control heroin importation. They included the Bombers in Hackney (100 members), the Tottenham Boys (70), and the Kurdish Bulldogs (70) in Wood Green Muslim Boys is the name used by between 50 and 100 members of several gangs around Brixton, Peckham, Lambeth, and Streatham, in south London. Most are in their late teens or early 20s and belong to the Stockwell Crew, the South Man Syndicate and Poverty Driven Children (PDC). At least 20 hardcore members are in jail. The Peckham Boys are primarily active in Peckham, Walworth and Camberwell, and in cross-border disputes. Members are predominately black males involved in robbery, house burglary, drugs and disorder. Older members often move into more serious crimes. Their offshoot, the Young Peckham Boys, were blamed for the death of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor The Lock City Crew tend to be foreign born, either African or Jamaican, while their rival Much Love Crew are local to north London. White gangs include the tough Canning Town and Stratford firms in the East End, and the notorious A Team from north London. Rival Sri Lankan gangs have recently waged a vicious war in the Wembley area, while the Southall Sikhs (formerly the Holy Smokes and Tooti Nung) are active in the heroin trade.

LUTON

The gradual demise of the Asian Bury Park Youth Posse left the territory clear for their long-time rivals the Men In Gear (MIGs), one of the first multi-racial football hooligan crews, who number about 100 strong.

MANCHESTER

For two decades the dominant force in the city’s underworld, the Salford Lads are several different firms linked by long-standing friendships. Up to 100-strong, they specialise in cannabis and club drugs, protection rackets and armed robbery. The 60-strong Cheetham Hillbillies, many of African descent, specialised in armed robbery, taxing and drugs. Some became multi-millionaire drug barons. The Gooch, from Moss Side, are now the strongest of the black or mixed-race gangs. Their alleged ‘godmother’, a woman of 46, was recently subject to an ASBO. Their Doddington rivals have been decimated by murders, an internal split, and successful police operations, including one that rounded up over a dozen of their street drug dealers.

The Longsight Crew survive despite the recent jailing of their leader, Julian Bell, while the Pitt Bull Crew, who split off from the Doddington, were all but wiped out by the jailing of their entire leadership, including boss Tommy Pitt, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. New groups such as the Young Longsight Soldiers, but it is the emerging Asian gangs that may dominate the city’s underworld in the future.

LIVERPOOL

Originally run by a small number of powerful families, the city’s organised crime culture is entrepreneurial rather than territorial. The most famous Merseyside Mr Big, Curtis Warren, the Toxteth scally who became Britain’s biggest drugs baron, is currently in jail in Holland, serving a 12-year sentence for masterminding a £125m shipment. He forged links with major narcotics suppliers such as the Colombians, as did John Haase, whose Big Brother Security was a front for his drug and weapons deals with Turkish godfathers. The city now has innumerable drug dealing cells with links across the globe, while the heavies behind the city’s door security industry are in a constant state of tension that occasionally breaks out in violence. At street level, police now say there are now at least three young gangs on Warren’s former Toxteth turf, while two young white gangs have been locked in a deadly conflict in the Kirkdale area of the city.

LEEDS

The 6ft 5in Clifton Junior Bryan had strong links with the drug warlords of Manchester and Liverpool, in 2000. When he and the equally powerful Frank “Gatt” Birley died in unrelated incidents, it unleashed a spate of shootings has hit the city after his death, attributable to the so-called Yout’ (Youth) clashing with Yardies for control of the drugs trade. Left six dead andmore than twenty injured and led to the deportation of over 200 illegal entrants, mainly from the West Indies, in a police crackdown called Operation Stirrup. Leeds is also home of one of Britain’s few female crime gangs, the Chapeltown Purse Dippers.

NOTTINGHAM

Three predominantly black gangs, the Meadows Posse, the St Ann’s Crew and the Radford Road Posse, but they are challenged by white guys from the Bestwood area Their numbers vary depending on how many are in jail or on the run at any one time. Robberies and drug dealing are their stock in trade. They have links with black gangs in Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester.

NEWCASTLE AND THE NORTH-EAST

Traditionally the preserve of musclemen and bodybuilders, the macho culture of the north-east has been personified by tough families such as the Sayers and the Conroys (Newcastle), the late Lee Duffy (Middlesbrough), the Warden Law Gang (Sunderland) and BOSS – the Boys of South Shields – and their offshoot the Youth of South Shields. The north-east does not have the large ethnic minority gangs of many other urban areas, nor has it yet fully adopted the gun culture. Violent gangs like the Stockton Wrecking Crew and the Gremlins are little more than brawlers compared to the more organised gangs of other cities.
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Postby Hydro2oo6 » July 11th, 2006, 12:15 pm

THE NURSES and orderlies at Manchester Royal Infirmary have witnessed a few punch-ups over the years. But nothing had prepared them for the sight of two armed gangs chasing each other on mountain bikes down the hospital corridors. As staff tried bravely to barricade doors and protect patients, members of the Gooch Close Gang and the rival Longsight Crew hunted each other through the wards, the X-ray department and the fracture clinic. CCTV cameras caught the thugs, masked in hoods, balaclavas and bandanas, using hospital trolleys as battering rams to try to reach parts of the building. The storming of the city’s main hospital, in July last year, followed several incidents earlier that day. A member of each gang had been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, while another Goochie, Leon Johnson, had been mown down in a hit-and-run attack. Each was being visited by relatives and friends when word spread that the others were in the hospital, and the Longsight thugs phoned for back-up. "The arrival of the second group caused panic,” said prosecutor Robert Elias at a subsequent trial. “Staff, patients and visitors fled for their lives." Ten young men were later jailed for either affray or public order offences. ‘A hospital should be a sanctuary,’ said one exasperated detective, ‘not an arena in which to settle violent disputes.’ Yet the fact that such a brazen display should happen in Manchester’s main accident and emergency hospital came as little surprise. And twelve months later, in July 2005, they were at it again: the Gooch and Doddington gangs fighting hand-to-hand and loosing off gunshots in Manchester city centre at 2.30 on a Wednesday afternoon. The truth is, Britain is in the midst of a gang epidemic.

As late as five years ago, most British police forces would deny they had a gang problem. Now it seems senior officers are almost falling over themselves to claim ‘my patch is worse than yours’. A retiring Merseyside Chief Constable said Liverpool was unique for the reach of its criminal gangs, particularly in drug importation and distribution. The head of Nottinghamshire Police says his force is ‘reeling with murders’ and cannot cope. The Metropolitan Police this summer identified at least 193 criminal networks in the capital alone, ranging from international cartels to undisciplined street crews. So who are these groups, how numerous are they and where have they come from? The precise number of ‘gangs’ in the UK is unknowable and ever-changing. Compile a chart and it’s out of date within a week, as different groups wax and wane with startling speed. Some researchers also distinguish between ‘crime firms’ and ‘street gangs’. The former come together purely to commit crimes, while the latter may offer social and psychological succour and engage in a range of activities as well as crime.

Everyone agrees, though, that they are here, they are deadly, and they are growing. When academics from the University of Glamorgan studied data from interviews with almost 5,000 arrestees across England and Wales, they found that 15% had either current or past experience as gang members. This suggests there may be 20,000 active gang members across the nation – and that’s just among adults aged 17 and over. Of course, gangs are nothing new in the UK. One particular kind of mob culture was actually pioneered here: football hooliganism. Every town with a professional soccer club has its hoolie firm, but they have tended to be classed as disorderly thugs rather than criminal enterprises, even though they are monitored by the National Criminal Intelligence Service. Some hooligans entered the rave scene in the late 1980s, as organisers, ecstasy dealers and security teams, but still the police viewed them as a rung below the breed of hardcore ‘gangsta’ that had begun to appear.

The new breed was propelled by the growing availability of two commodities, drugs and guns. London and Manchester were the first cities to feel their heat. The headline-making conflict that saw Manchester labelled ‘Britain’s Chicago’ erupted in the mid-80s between the volatile armed robbers of Cheetham Hill, north of the city centre, and the frontline drug dealers of Moss Side, to the south. It was followed by an internal war within Moss Side itself, leading to such pointless killings as the murder of schoolboy Benji Stanley. At the time, Manchester’s problems were almost unique – but times were changing. In 1991, Lancashire Chief Constable Brian Johnson told the Association of Chief Police Officers that murderous gangs were fighting to control the drugs traffic in Britain. So powerful were they, and so well armed, that they threatened to steamroller the specialist police units tasked with taking them on. His words had the edge of truth, yet organised crime remained a dirty phrase in British law enforcement. As a senior Liverpool detective told one criminologist, ‘We put organised crime in a box marked, “Do not open, too difficult to handle”.’ Eventually that lid could be held on no longer, and Pandora’s Box blew open. Liverpool’s mid-90s gang war between the white clans of inner-city Dingle and the black lads of Granby was a foretaste of internecine feuds in several cities. The late 90s saw the arrival of such lethal weaponry as the MAC-10, a rapid-fire submachine gun designed for jungle warfare. It soon became a favourite accessory, supplied from former Eastern Bloc countries or by unscrupulous gun dealers who reactivated decommissioned models. One young gang leader, the wheelchair-bound Julian Bell of the Longsight Crew, used his £500,000 compensation from a motorbike accident to buy the guns and body armour to fight the neighbouring Pitt Bull Crew.

The trend in the new millennium is for the more powerful urban crews to deliberately encroach into nearby cities. Sheffield is the most glaring example. The Steel City had a thriving club and drug scene but no gangland culture. Outside mobs saw easy pickings and muscled in on drug dealers working alone without protection. The recklessly violent Doddington Gang from Manchester appeared there, as did the St Ann’s Crew from Nottingham, one of that city’s three main black gangs. After some of their members were ambushed in a Sheffield takeaway and taxed of jewellery and mobile phones, the St Ann’s lads swore revenge. A hit squad returned in a convoy of cars with a shotgun and blasted to death an innocent father-of-seven, 42-year-old Gerald Smith, as he stood in the doorway of Donkeyman’s Afro Caribbean club in Spital Hill. The tragic irony is that the gang who had mugged the St Ann’s men were not locals but members of yet another outside mob: the infamous Johnson Crew, from Birmingham. “The real background was territorial control and power of rival gangs of young men in Midlands cities,’ said Mr Justice Wakerley, jailing nine St Ann’s men for a total of 195 years for Smith’s murder. ‘You were part of a gang that was ready, by the use of force or firearms, to show your dominance – that you were kings.’ The killers responded with laughter and jeers. Several similar murders in Sheffield prompted South Yorkshire Police to launch Operation Maple. ‘It became evident that criminal gangs from places such as Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and London were infiltrating the area by meeting women, becoming entrenched in society and intimidating the area's own criminals,’ said Detective Inspector Andy Bishop. ‘Robberies, shootings, kidnappings, reports of torture and even murders became linked with these gangs and the drugs trade. They identified criminals they saw as easy targets and it got to the point where the violence [was] becoming a huge drain on police resources.’ Since Maple began, officers have seized almost £2 million worth of drugs, including crack cocaine, of heroin, ecstasy and cannabis, and recovered more than 20 guns. One of their biggest successes was the capture of drug dealer Keisha Williams, aged 23, with £30,000 of crack cocaine. Williams fronted a massive dealing operation from a subway for a Jamaican drugs baron believed to be heavily involved in gun crime.

The West Indian involvement has been key to the spread of gangs in many UK cities. A 2003 report suggested Jamaican Yardies had invaded Britain at an ‘alarming rate’ and their control of the crack trade had gradually spread north, reaching as far as Aberdeen. Of 43 police forces in England and Wales, 36 reported a problem with Yardie gangs. Yet despite their almost insane brutality, the Yardies have not always fared well against home-grown rivals. In Birmingham, Jamaican interlopers were faced down by the ‘homeboys’ of Handsworth and Lozells: the Burger Bar Boys and the Johnson Crew. The Burgers and the Johnnies, however, then turned their guns on each other in a tit-for-tat spiral, culminating in the tragic killing of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare at a New Year’s Day party. Far from cowing the gangs, such high-profile incidents seem only to heighten their bravado. The Birmingham gangsters have even made and distributed DVDs of their exploits. Leeds was relatively free of gang violence until the murder of towering gangster Clifton ‘Junior’ Bryan in 2000. Having survived at least one previous assassination bid, Bryan was apparently lured to a house in Manchester with another man, Denis Wilson, and shot in the head. Their bodies were then bundled into the trunk of a car, which was later found abandoned in the Harehills district of Leeds. Bryan’s young acolytes, known as The Youth, or Yout’, were then faced with competition from an influx of Jamaican drug sellers, The resultant bloodbath led to the launching Operation Stirrup, which began in 2001 and is now a permanent police campaign against the gangs.

In London, the term ‘Yardie’ has become so ubiquitous as to mean almost any Jamaican, African or black gang. These include the Cartel Crew in Brixton, the Lock City Crew and their rival Much Love Crew in Harlesden, the Spanglers and the Fireblade in north-east London, the Kinglands Crew and the Hackney Posse in the east, the Ghetto Boys in Lewisham, and the Peckham Boys and Younger Peckham Boys. Then there are the Muslim Boys, the name used by between 50 and 100 members of several gangs in neighbourhoods around Brixton, Peckham, Lambeth, and Streatham, south London. Many of them have access to automatic and semi-automatic weapons and Detective Chief Superintendent John Coles, who heads Operation Trident, the Scotland Yard unit that targets gun crime in the black community, blames them for several murders, attempted murders, and a series of robberies. ‘They began using the name Muslim Boys as a macho thing,’ Mr Coles told the London Evening Standard. ‘One or two might have converted to Islam, but it's nothing to do with religion, or terrorism. As far as I'm concerned they're the same thugs, engaged in the same crimes, whatever they can do to make money.’ Ethnic crime groups are heavily represented in London, easily the nation’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city – though it should be noted that the Glamorgan University researchers found most gang members were white.

London Turks and Kurds control much of the heroin importation to the UK, and occasionally their feuds break out into open warfare, as in the infamous Battle of Green Lanes, when 40 men armed with guns, knives and baseball bats battled outside a social club. By the time police arrived, 21 men had been injured, one fatally. ‘It is family controlled and for years it has remained covert,’ said a senior Metropolitan Police officer of the Turkish heroin trade. “It is extremely powerful, controlled more from Istanbul than London.’

Outside the major urban centres, gang problems are less acute, but growing. Youngsters from the flatlands of East Anglia to the council estates of Paisley are adopting the street slang, wearing the clothes, selling drugs and even acquiring guns. The gang leaders are usually childhood friends, brought up in poor areas, searching for the elusive quality of ‘respect’ – which in their world often equates as fear. If the criminal world is a layer cake, at the bottom are teenage gangs with members as young as ten, based on housing estates. Members may then graduate to more serious crime gangs, stealing high-value cars, snatching jewellery and watches, dealing wraps of crack and heroin. On the next level are villains who control large-scale operations such as drug distribution – the so-called ‘ten-kilo’ men, and protection rackets on pubs, clubs and bars. At the very top are the big drug importers and moneymen: the Turks, the Asians, the Colombians, and a few indigenous mini-cartels, mainly from London and the Home Counties or Liverpool. Some of these crime groups have political links in their countries of origin. What know single grup has ever done is achieve representation at every level – until now. For some time, Customs officer have been watching a surge in the wealth and influence of Asian gangs, particularly from Pakistan and India. Often fuelled by anti-Western sentiment, they are smart, savvy and ruthless. ‘They control the entire heroin supply chain from cultivation in the Middle east to sale on the streets of the UK,’ said one investigator. ‘No other crime group can do that, it makes them uniquely powerful. And that’s frightening.’
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Postby dizzy » September 13th, 2006, 1:11 pm

all these people that are involved in gangs have started carrying straps as saftey! who is safe if the person walking behind you is carrying a strap and could start lettin off shots at any second.

i hope that the death of an inocent 15 year old boy (jessie james) who was shot on saterday 9th september as he was making his way home will open peoples eyes that a strap is more devestating and dangoruse then it is as a saftey device!

i know that in some peoples eyes it will just be another boy dead but is that all it is? jessie was truley loved by his friends and family and it has come a great shock to many people. i personaly did not know jessie but i am surounded by people who had grew up with him and to see how devestated they are is hurtfull.

these people who walk around with starps call themselfs solja's. the true solja's are those who go about life sorting there problems out in a orderly fasion and they actully solja through life alot better then any1 carrying a strap!

if in your eyes any of this that i have wrote is wrong then please put me straight!

R.I.P Jessie James your a true angle look down on ya loved ones 4noe and 4eva
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Postby Noog » September 14th, 2006, 6:33 am

RIP Jessie, its tragic true.

Just a comment to 2shae - erm, the RUC are vigilantes? RUC stands for Royal Ulster Constabulary lol! Thy ARE the cops in Northern Ireland - the lack of knowledge of some peeps who post on here is fuccin astonishing, peeps come on here just to chat fuccin breeze, help!

Back to gangs in the UK - nice one Hydro for the list - and as you said, those are examples of gangs from areas across London etc.

The thing about Yardie crews and newer home grown crews is that basically, Yardies are being run out by the new British streetgangs. Yardies were 80's and 90's but are loosing their hold due to the new groups emerging - its like that in Hackney and all over.
Most Yardie crews don't have the numbers to take on some of the more established British gangs, even if they have the ruthlessness (which they certainly do!) - that and the fact that many bosses in Jamaica have ordered the shootong to stop in London because its bad for business - all this means that the new crews are the new menace basically.
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Postby Noog » September 15th, 2006, 1:37 am

Random stories of the last weeks in Hackney -

Hackney Gazette
12 September 2006
REPORTS of a shooting at the junction of Amhurst Road and Pembury Road in Hackney came in moments before the Gazette went to press last week.

The incident is thought to have occurred around 9pm on the evening of Monday September 4. At time of going to press the police were unwilling to provide us with any further information on whether anyone was injured in the incident.

If you have any information about the incident call the Gazette newsdesk on 020 7791 778808 September 2006



Hackney Gazette 8th Sept 2006

A HACKNEY teenager and an older man appeared in court this week charged with the murder of a car mechanic.

Hasan Alkaya, 41, died after a confrontation at a garage in Link Street, off Morning Lane, Hackney, last Thursday.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 42-year-old Ismail Yildiz, of Harrowgate House on the Gascoyne estate in South Hackney, appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of murder.

Both the 15-year-old and Yildiz were remanded in custody and are due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

A post mortem on Friday September 1 at Poplar Mortuary revealed that Mr Alkaya had died of stab wounds.
A MASKED gunman shot and injured a man as he was sitting outside a pub in Hackney.


Hackney Gazette July 06

The balaclava-clad shooter fired at the 22-year-old man three times at the Prince Edward in Barnabas Road, Homerton, injuring him in the chest.

The attack happened after an argument broke out after the man, who was sitting with a group of friends, was approached by three men at 2.30pm on Monday last week.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and has been discharged.

A police spokesman said: "This was not a random attack. There is a motive, but we are still investigating.

"I've spoken to the victim and the doctors have said he was very lucky to escape with his life.

"We understand a bus on the busy 26 route was passing the scene at the time of the incident and would appeal for anyone on that bus to contact police."

The masked gunman was wearing dark clothes. The other two attackers are white.
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Postby Sentenza » September 15th, 2006, 4:01 am

^^^Just out of interest. I was in Bethnal Green (London) in April, do they have gangs there? Didnt see any, but people told me it can get rough there......
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Postby Noog » September 15th, 2006, 5:06 am

Bethnal green is home to a number of crews - but I don't know much about them because they are Bangladeshi crews and I'm Hackney - i.e Bengal Tigers
Bethnal Greens postcode is E2, so in that way I guess Haggerston Man Dem could be Bethnal Green too, though I've always associated them with Hackney. Haggerston combined with Field Man Dem in a recent beef with Holly Street in E8.

More recent news from Hackney borough -

THREE SHOT IN PARTY HORROR
Hackney Gazette
27th July 2006
Three teenagers were shot by masked gunmen after they opened fire on a crowd of partygoers last weekend.
Thiry revellers scattered after gunshots were fired indiscriminately at youngsters gathered outside a barbeque in Primrose Square just before midnight on Saturday.....an 18 year old with serious gunshot wouns, a 15 year old with gunshot wounds to his feet and another 16 year old with chest injuries found afterwards in a local park....Police say the victims were shot by four people in a car wearing balaclavas....a woman who has asked not to be named said "I was in the kitchen at the back of the house and they just drove up and started shooting".
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Postby Noog » September 15th, 2006, 8:41 am

The story above is of a black gang doing a drive by on a party where rivals were at a bbq (can't name names cos UK is small man, and as far as I know 5-o havn't said in the press that they know which crew did the drive by)

A little extract from Liverpool this September - about the croxteth Crew - these are little white boys aged 14-17 in the main

Early this morning officers targeted the homes of ten suspected members of the Croxteth Crew - the gang battling it out in the area with the Norris Green-based Strand Crew.

By 9am three people had been arrested and taken in for questioning on suspicion of drugs offences and being involved in the gun gang.

More suspects were still being held and questioned by officers, who used new hi-tech equipment in a mobile station to test samples for drugs and different types of explosives.

Det Supt Geoff Sloan of Merseyside police said: "We will sustain these operations on the estates as long as we need to.

"The finding of the explosives shows that we are on the right track and that people at these addresses are either making ammunition or handling it.
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Postby Noog » September 15th, 2006, 9:18 am

And an interesting article about a streetgang dubbed the Muslim Boys from Brixton in South London (though known as PDC on the roads, Poverty Driven Children)

Winston's casual depiction of a lifestyle of crime tightly bound up with religious observance would normally be regarded as paradoxical, but in his case it is what defines him. For Winston is a member of the Muslim Boys, a gang, the black community says, unlike any that has operated before in south London....

The Muslim Boys, they say, are notorious for intimidating imams into opening their mosques in the early hours of the morning so that they can pray, often right after committing crimes, and for their "forced conversions", carried out at gunpoint, of black youths to Islam. At least one local young man, Adrian Marriott, thought to have resisted such a conversion, is believed to have been murdered "as an example to others"....

Last month, the Brixton and Stockwell mosques moved to publicly distance themselves from the gang, saying - without actually naming the Muslim Boys - that there are "criminals masquerading as Muslims" who threaten the good name of their religion.

Abdul Haqq Baker, chairman of Brixton mosque, said: "What we are seeing is a new phenomenon that I have not seen in my 15 years as a Muslim." He added that TV scenes of militant uprisings in the Middle East are presenting a distorted view of Islam that appeals to criminals. "Keep away from our mosques," he pleaded....

Last June, the imam had to step in personally after Adrian Marriott - having been hounded by the gang to convert with bullying visits to his home - was found shot several times in the head, in parkland off Barrington Road, Brixton.

"I had to approach the family of the murdered boy and assure them that these criminals have nothing to do with real Islam, or with our mosque," he says. Three men in their early twenties have been charged with Adrian Marriott's murder....

When I ask Winston whether he believes in Islam, he prevaricates. "Sort of," he says. "I converted when I was in prison. I found it relaxing, we got better food. Now we all go to mosque together. If I refuse, they blow [shoot] me, innit. I pray twice a day: before I do crime, and after. I ask Allah for a blessing when I'm out on the street. Afterwards, I apologise to Allah for what I done."

Winston becomes angry when I show him the Brixton mosque's denunciation of his crew as "bogus Muslims", crushing their statement in his fist. "F***ing cheek!" he says. "Mocking us. There be retribution for this!"...

One final question, I say. Where does your money go? "To the f***ing laundry, innit," he says, licking his teeth. Is there any connection between your gang and al Qaeda? He glares at me. "That's a deep piece of info. I support Bin Laden. I wouldn't ask that question, bruv - it's rude, it's dangerous, it's ..."
m Brixton in South London...
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Postby Noog » September 15th, 2006, 9:33 am

A story from Tottenham, North London about TMD, Hackney Manz rivals since time.....

powerful London gang leader was jailed yesterday (back in 2002) at the end of a "landmark case" in the fight against black on black crime.

Mark Lambie, known as the Prince of Darkness, was imprisoned for 12 years for kidnapping two men and torturing them with a hammer, a hot iron and boiling water. He and three others had denied the charges.

After Lambie, 30, was sentenced, police said that he had been top of a wanted list drawn up by the task force Operation Trident that investigates violent crime committed by black people on other black people.

Lambie was considered so important because, as well as heading a mob, the Tottenham Man Dem, in north London, he had succeeded in forging alliances with gangs elsewhere in London.

During an 11-week trial, the Old Bailey heard how the victims, Gregory Smith and Twaine Morris, were lured to the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham in April last year. The pair were kidnapped at gunpoint by up to 14 men and bundled into the boots of two cars. Lambie, another north London mob leader, Anthony "Blue" Bourne, and others tortured them and demanded money and drugs.

Mr Smith managed to escape, and ran barefoot to a police station. Mr Morris, who had been told he would be killed if he did not hand over £20,000, was being moved by the kidnappers when he saw a passing police car and threw himself on to the bonnet.

The two were placed in police protection. When Mr Morris briefly left his safehouse to visit a friend, he was shot three times - but survived.

Judge Martin Stephens told Lambie, Bourne, and two other gang members: "The sentences I pass must reflect the public's outrage for the use of guns and violence by men who believe themselves above the law."

Lambie won notoriety at 14 when he was accused of murdering PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riot in 1985. Charges against him and two other juveniles were dropped two years later.

He went on to head the TMD gang, running drug and extortion rackets.

Rivals considered him an "untouchable", a reputation enhanced when a hitman mistook an innocent man for him and Lambie escaped death.

Some, including Mr Morris, even believed he was an "Obeah man" - a witch doctor.

He built up links with gangs in Wembley and Harlesden in north-west London, and others in south London - an unusual success in such circles. One was the Firm, in nearby Edmonton, run by Bourne, 21.
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Postby Noog » September 22nd, 2006, 4:01 am

Hackney Gazette

Suspected mafia boss arrested (not a streetgang story, but not usual for Hackney)

18 September 2006

A MAN thought to be a fugitive mafia godfather was arrested last week after more than a decade on the run - outside his shoe shop in Hackney.

Raffaele Caldarelli, 35, is suspected of being the head of the Camorra clan in his hometown of Naples.

He lashed out at armed police, leaving three injured, as he was arrested last Tuesday leaving the Italian shoe shop called Amor Anthony that he owns on Hackney Road, Shoreditch.

The alleged gangster appeared in City of Westminster Magistrates Court last Wednesday facing extradition to Italy. The case was adjourned.

Caldarelli fled Italy 11 years ago shortly before he was sentenced in his absence to 20-years for drug and weapon offences.

Italian authorities have been searching for him ever since while he continued to live a normal life in Britain, running his business - which cops believe he was using as a front for money laundering - and even going to watch football at Chelsea.

Police said the suspected crimelord had lived close to the shoe shop with his wife for at least three years and officers in Italy believe he was still handling clan business in Naples through a sophisticated chain of lieutenants and foot soldiers.

The 6,000-strong Camorra clan has been linked to 100 murders just last year alone. Mafia experts say it turns over at least £10billion a year through drug dealing and a string of rackets.

Months of undercover police work and surveillance led to the raid by the Serious Organised Crime Unit and the Scotland Yard Extradition Unit, who had two international warrants issued through Interpol by the Italian authorities.
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Postby Noog » September 22nd, 2006, 4:03 am

Hackney Gazette

Teenage dealers caged

20 September 2006

Fifteen members of a notorious gang of teenage dealers responsible for an 'epidemic' of drugs on the streets of Hackney have been jailed for more than 56 years.

The 'Holly Street Gang' were filmed by undercover police as they unashamedly sold tens of thousands of pounds of crack cocaine and heroin.

Jailing the gang, which included a fifteen-year-old schoolboy, Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said: "This reached epidemic proportions.

"What is remarkable is how openly drugs were sold."

Southwark Crown Court heard how hidden cameras in Freshfield Avenue, Middleton Road and Holly Street, Dalston, caught customers buying drugs from the gang.

In what police described as 'open market dealing' the gangsters sold ten pound bags of crack cocaine and heroin in full view of pedestrians and passing traffic.

The drugs were kept behind loose bricks in walls, under dustbins and in people's gardens.

Prosecutor Michael Shaw told the court: "The gang has been of constant concern to members of the community.

"Local MPs, councillors and senior community figures have for a long time been talking about the need to combat what has been a long-running blight on the community."

Orlando Abrahams, 19, of no fixed address, admitted 36 charges of conspiring to deal and being concerned in the dealing of class A drugs. He was jailed for four years.

Ricky Walkington, 19, of Middleton Road, Dalston, admitted 20 similar charges and was jailed for four years and eight months.

Kenyan Reid, 18, of Mayfield Close, Dalston, admitted two counts involving 17 transactions.

He was jailed for four years.

Ojhame Duffeal, 19, of Ballance Road, Hackney, admitted 20 counts relating to class A drug deals and was jailed for four years.

Sina Naroie, 20, of Southgate Road, Islington, admitted five similar charges and was jailed for three years.

Christ Williams, 21, of Oakland Road, Crystal Palace, southeast London, pleaded guilty to 17 counts and was jailed for four years.

The 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, also from Hackney but who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also involved in several of the deals.

The 15-year-old was given a 12 month detention and training order.

The 16-year-olds were each given 18-month detention and training orders and the 17-year-old was jailed for four years.

Nathan Moore, 18, of Stables Lodge, Moore Street, Hackney, was sentenced to six years after pleading guilty to 20 counts.

Kieron Richards, 18, of no fixed address got two years and six months after admitting five counts.

Hadleigh Pascal-Foster, 18, of Highbury New Park, Islington, was jailed for four years after admitting 20 counts.

Steven Alexander, 19, of Moore Street, Hackney; Densroy Saunders, 18, and Moses Akintokun, 19, stand to be sentenced for their part in the conspiracy on October 2.

Tolgay Cagali, 19, of Buxted Road, Dalston, was found guilty following a trial on five charges and will sentenced following reports on October 6.

Dwayne Johnson, 18, of no fixed address was jailed for three years after admitting a series of drugs charges at the magistrates court.
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