Category: Crime Time

ON THIS DAY IN GANGLAND – FEBRUARY 19TH 1952

Scottish gangster ‘Tam’The Licensee’Mcgraw was born in the East of Glasgow. He would of been 70 years old today. Thomas “Tam” McGraw also known as “The Licensee” or “Wan-Baw McGraw”, was a gangster involved in organized crime including extortion, narcotics and drug trafficking in Glasgow, Scotland. One of the wealthiest businessmen in Glasgow, he owned Read more…

ON THIS DAY IN GANGLAND – DECEMBER 5TH 1999 Gangster Tommy Hole was murdered in The Beckton Arms Pub, Canning Town – an alleged revenge killing for the murder of Nicky gerrard

Tommy Hole was a hard man who thought his reputation for violence would carry him through to a peaceful retirement. But then he was gunned down in a pub in broad daylight. Was it the result of a 20-year turf war or a misjudged drugs heist? The Beckton Arms is a small, boozy doldrums in Read more…

Ava White:Twelve-year-old girl dies after assault in Liverpool city centre

Police say four boys arrested on suspicion of murder after Ava White suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’ Ava White was found collapsed on the ground in the city centre. A murder investigation has been launched following the death of Ava White. She was killed when out with friends on Thursday night during the annual switch-on of the Read more…

ON THIS DAY IN GANGLAND – NOVEMBER 25TH 1940 Infamous gangster Jimmy ‘The Weed’ Donnelly, member of the notorious Quality Street Gang was born

Jimmy was a key figure in the so-called Quality Street Gang, who were reputedly behind organised crime in Manchester in the sixties, seventies and eighties. Immortalised by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy’s 1976 song ‘Johnny the Fox meets Jimmy the Weed’, he has convictions for burglary, theft, assault and handling stolen goods and has been Read more…

Why is Children In Need sitting on a £90million fortune? Charity stashes sum away in investment portfolio instead of handing it out

Why is Children In Need sitting on a £90million fortune? Charity stashes sum away in investment portfolio instead of handing it out Charity also has £2.2million in its accounts up from £900,000 last year BBC Children in Need has kept £87.7million stashed away in its investment portfolio instead of giving it directly to charity, its Read more…

ON THIS DAY IN GANGLAND – NOVEMBER 17TH 1957 Essex boy Tony Tucker was born.

Tony Tucker was a leading member of the infamous Essex Boys gang. He provided security for nightclubs across Essex and was a security guard for former super middleweight champion Nigel Benn. It is alleged that Tucker ran a reign of terror over Essex, controlled the drugs that went into Essex’s nightclubs and was involved in Read more…