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On this day in 1965: the Kray twins were arrested

Posted at 8:30 am, January 7, 2012 in News

Flickr:Ninian ReidInfamous East End gangster siblings Reginald ‘Reggie’ Kray and  Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Kray have long been remembered as legends of London town. Notorious for ruling the streets with fear and violence, the pair still managed to maintain celebrity status among the locals. Forty-seven years ago today the self proclaimed ‘untouchable’ twins were remanded in custody and charged in connection with running a protection racket in London. They were taken to Highbury Vale police station and later to City Road police station. Following a trial, the jury failed to come to an agreement and the pair escaped a stay at Her Majestry’s pleasure – but not for long…

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