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Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One: The Shepherd's Bush Massacre
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Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One: The Shepherd's Bush Massacre (Paperback)

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In August 1966, two weeks after England won the World Cup, and four miles from Wembley Stadium, Harry Roberts and his associates gunned down three unarmed police detectives in front of dozens of primary school children. The nation was outraged and struggled to understand what had happened. Roberts had served in the special forces during the conflict in Malaya and claimed he was assigned to kill selected targets. He returned to the UK keen to continue such work in civilian life, but he was rejected by the two gangs that dominated the London Criminal Underworld in the 1960s, the Krays and the Richardsons. Prophetically, they considered him to be too violent. Following the Shepherd's Bush Massacre, Roberts' accomplices, John Witney and John Duddy, were quickly arrested, but Roberts went to ground, using the survival and camouflage skills that he had learned in the British Army. Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One covers every detail of the investigation and manhunt that followed, from arrest, trial and imprisonment to Roberts' eventual (and controversial) release. One of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. The case that led to the police firearms training arrangements seen today. Looks at the tragic impact on the victims' families. By a former senior Metropolitan Police armed officer.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesPolice & security services Publisher: Waterside Press Publication Date: 26/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781909976474  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Geoff Barton joined the MPS in 1975, learning his trade in Brixton and Walworth, where his size, strength and power soon made him a fearsome adversary. Selected for firearms training he focused on tackling dangerous robbers, murderers and serial killers. He is the author of The Tottenham Outrage and Walthamstow Tram Chase: The Most Spectacular Hot Pursuit in History (2017, Waterside Press).

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