Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Kray twins: London’s own Mafia

The most notorious gangsters of London’s East End, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, former boxers known for their violent tendencies, enjoyed mingling with celebrities in their nightclub. Ronnie, a paranoid schizophrenic, was openly bisexual and was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a member of the UK’s conservative party.

Ask a Former Gangster Anything

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to be a gangster in mid-century Great Britain, now’s your chance. The UK’s Crime & Investigation channel is producing a special with Frankie Fraser, a notoriously violent member of the Richardson gang, and has opened up the floor to questions via their Facebook page. You have until Friday to ask anything you’d like to know, and select questions will be answered by Fraser himself.

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