New on Read Listen Learn - Who Were the Kray Twins?

2017-11-08


The Blind Beggar pub

On 9th March, 1966, in the east of London, the pub was quiet as the evening began. In the corner, there was an old man reading a newspaper, by the door was a young couple. Others sat here and there and, at the bar, there stood a hard-looking man called George Cornell, chatting a little to the barmaid.

At this moment, Ronnie Kray walked in with another man, went straight to Cornell, said, ´Well, look who´s here´, then took a pistol out of his pocket and shot Cornell between the eyes. Ronnie and the other man left. Cornell lay dead on the floor, a pool of blood growing around him.

In the 1960s, the Kray Twins were as famous in London as the Mafia was in the US. They used the same methods too: murder, violence and fear. They knew rich and famous people and appeared in fashionable magazines. Until the police caught up with them and put them in prison.

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