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Gangland Glasgow: True Crime from the Streets

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Prosecutors claimed 34-year-old Allen struggled with Lyons, kicked him and struck "him on his face with an unknown sharp implement to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement". She contacted the police when she realised they had slashed the tyres of a vehicle parked outside and ripped the CCTV system from the wall to remove evidence of their visit. A woman then turned up at the pub claiming to be the dead man’s sister and she was taken away by detectives to be interviewed. I would like members of the public to look at these images and get in touch with the investigation team if you recognise him and, most importantly, have information about his current whereabouts. One of the most famous gangsters to come out of Glasgow is Jimmy Boyle and this book hardly mentions him.

Officers are also trying to determine if the attack is linked to shots being fired in the same road days before. In the years leading up to his death he had kept a low profile and was said not to go out in Glasgow after dark. Sharp-suited gang members hiding swords down the panelling of trendy Italian scooters Police wearing specially designed leather neckbands to deflect knife attacks Mounted police wielding sabres For more than 100 years Glasgow was known worldwide for its gangsters and villains. They refuse to cooperate with the authorities, even against their sworn enemies, and Lyons was adamant he was adhering to the code.Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. THE ex Glasgow gangster launched his Blink and You’ll Miss It podcast in January and has attracted around 10,000 subscribers - despite appearing without guests on the show.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. It is too early in this investigation to comment further on motive, though we are considering the possibility that this was gang-linked. To some that was a reference to the Caravel Bar he and his wife Margaret had ran in nearby Barlanark for more than a decade until 1996.She said: “This was a coordinated effort to bring significant quantities of illegal and harmful drugs to the north of Scotland.

The Crown will continue working with the police and other agencies as a member of Scotland’s Serious and Organised Crime Taskforce to ensure that these crimes are detected and those responsible prosecuted using all measures at our disposal. The chib was a four-and-a-half inch long piece of wood with 11 razor blades embedded in the end of it. The 30 year-old went on the run and it was only in May 2022 that he was discovered in the Netherlands before being hauled back to face justice. The latest surge in gang-related violence has occurred at a time when Police Scotland is suffering a crisis of leadership. The High Court in Glasgow heard that James White lived a life of luxury in Brazil after fleeing Scotland when close associates were arrested.However, he is most well know for his run-away bestseller, Glasgow's Hard Men, which explores the battle between the city's criminals, gangs and godfathers and those responsible for fighting crime. My only criticism of this book is that it ended as I could have kept on reading for another 200 pages. The French and Dutch law authorities later went on to smash the EncroChat phone network favoured by criminals. The thug has also been caught with illicit mobile phones three times whilst serving his sentence, claiming he had the devices because he missed his family. A gangland enforcer who targeted an innocent couple's home in a bid to frighten them into paying off their son's huge drug debt has been jailed for 14 months.

A young Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll, Gerbil was one of the most feared Gangsters he abducted and tortured rival drug dealers of the 'Lyons' clan and shot gangland rivals, he survived getting shot in the stomach in 2006 but later got assassinated in an asda carpark in 2010, 13 shots were fired at him. The Sunday Mail made an attempt to speak to Kirstin White at her Gartcosh home but a man who came to the door refused to comment.The incident took place during a vicious jail brawl at Perth Prison, with Peter Allan admitting that he attacked Lyons - who was jailed in 2010 for the road rage killing of van driver Mark Fleeman, 32. The culmination of these events led to his sentencing of four years and eight months behind bars, as pronounced by the High Court in Lanark on a recent Monday.

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