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  • Gangster's body exhumed after two raids by grave robbers July 17, 2018
    Greater Manchester police say Billy Isaac’s grave desecrated by raiders seeking jewellery The body of a gangster who worked for Britain’s most infamous crime family has been exhumed by police after his grave was desecrated twice in a week.Billy Isaac’s resting place is thought to have been dug up by grave robbers who were hoping […]
    Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent
  • East End gangster Fred Foreman: ‘You don’t prove you’re a hard man by stabbing someone’ July 3, 2018
    As a film about his life and crimes is released, the longtime associate of the Kray twins talks about today’s knife gangs, mentoring Tom Hardy, and how there’s nothing glamorous about his violent pastOld villains don’t die these days, they end up as books or films. Half a century after Jack “The Hat” McVitie was […]
    Duncan Campbell
  • Internet firms are failing to tackle child abuse images, police chief says June 21, 2018
    National Crime Agency also reveals rise in sexual attacks on and interest in childrenInternet companies have the technology to stop most of the digital child abuse images circulating among paedophiles but are failing to do so, a senior police official has said. The National Crime Agency said on Thursday that internet service providers must do […]
    Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent
  • Police reveal photos in John 'Goldfinger' Palmer murder hunt June 21, 2018
    Partner of murdered criminal says he was ‘stalked like an animal’ then shot six timesThe partner of the murdered criminal John “Goldfinger” Palmer has said she is haunted at the way a suspected hitman stalked him before shooting him six times.Palmer – once described as Britain’s richest criminal and thought to have been worth £300m […]
    Press Association
  • Former mobster may hold clue to recovery of stolen Caravaggio June 1, 2018
    The Nativity was stolen in 1969 and could have been hidden in Switzerland Hopes of solving one of the worst art crimes in history have been reignited after Italian investigators announced they had received new information.Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence, a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen in 1969, could have been hidden in Switzerland after […]
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome and Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo
  • Two Kosovan doctors jailed for selling harvested kidneys May 24, 2018
    Lutfi Dervishi, a urologist, and Sokol Hajdini, an anaesthetist, sold organs for up to €100,000A court has jailed two Kosovan doctors for harvesting kidneys and selling the organs to wealthy patients for up to €100,000 (£88,000).Lutfi Dervishi, a urologist, and Sokol Hajdini, an anaesthetist, performed surgery on kidney donors brought to Kosovo mainly from Turkey, […]
    Agence France-Presse in Pristina
  • Slovakia police criticised over treatment of murdered journalist's colleague May 17, 2018
    Critics condemn ‘hostile’ eight-hour interrogation of Pavla Holcová by officers investigating killing of Ján KuciakSlovakia’s law enforcement agencies are facing criticism of their investigation into the assassination of journalist Ján Kuciak after officers spent eight hours interrogating a reporter who had worked closely with him.Kuciak, 27, and his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, were shot dead at […]
    Juliette Garside
  • City gangs behind burgeoning crop of countryside crime April 21, 2018
    ‘County lines’ drug dealing and theft are main culprits, says police commissionerOrganised criminal gangs are behind a growing wave of countryside crime, a rural police commissioner has warned.Julia Mulligan, the head of the National Rural Crime Network and police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, said that so-called “county lines” drug-dealing and a sharp rise […]
    James Tapper
  • Journalist's murder does not make Slovakia a mafia state, says PM April 13, 2018
    Peter Pellegrini defends nation’s reputation following killing of Ján Kuciak and his fianceeThe prime minister of Slovakia has hit out at people seeking to portray his country as a mafia state following the murder of a reporter investigating government corruption, but conceded that the “professional” killing was proving difficult to solve.Peter Pellegrini, who replaced Robert […]
    Daniel Boffey in Brussels
  • The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia review – a kleptocracy in the making April 9, 2018
    Mark Galeotti’s timely account of the Russian underworld charts its rise from Soviet-era gangsters to Kremlin collaborators under PutinI once met a former dissident who spent eight miserable years in a Soviet labour camp. While there, he contracted tuberculosis and ended up in an isolation centre, a prison within a prison – a place of […]
    Oliver Bullough