On this day 5 March 1932, Freddie Foreman was born.

Fred was tried on two separate occasions for murder, and found not guilty, and has convictions for handling the proceeds of an armed robbery and separately for disposing of a body.
Foreman was involved in the disposal of the body of Jack “the Hat” McVitie (murdered by Reggie Kray). He was sentenced to ten years in prison. He was nicknamed “Brown Bread Fred”, among other nicknames.
He was later convicted of handling the proceeds from the Shoreditch Security Express robbery of 1983, which at the time was the largest cash robbery in the UK and for which he received nine years in prison.
Foreman also admitted to the murders of Frank “Mad Axeman” Mitchell, and of Tommy “Ginger” Marks during the 1960s in his autobiography, Respect, in revenge for the shooting of his brother who had been shot in the legs. He had been acquitted of these murders at an Old Bailey trial in the 1960s.
He is the father of actor Jamie Foreman who played Derek Branning in Eastenders, he also played other parts in a few of the British films like layer cake, gangster number 1 and many more.
Fred is one of the last few living legends from the old school gangster era
Happy Birthday Fred
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