BIRMINGHAM'S FRONT LINE: True Police Stories


BIRMINGHAM'S FRONT LINE: True Police Stories

MICHAEL LAYTON    Book Number: 87115    Product format: Paperback

Real Black Country Bobbies on the beat combine accounts about robberies, rapes and murders, true stories to shock and stun as the author reveals the tools and tactics used to combat violence, bribery and general disregard for law and order in Britain's second city. Covering the years 1976-1988, Birmingham city represented a microcosm of criminal activity throughout the UK. At one end of the spectrum were hardened armed robbers out to make a fast and brutal buck and at the other the punks, bikers and skinheads looking for a cheap thrill of mindless violence. Hooliganism was rife and the notorious Zulu Warriors were always sure to make their presence felt. Relationships with informants are described and the author gives an inside view of the world of criminal intelligence. Here are riots, the GPO robbery, cheque frauds and the Locarno murder, introduction of CID and several savage murders. 'An innocent man who paid the ultimate price for doing his job' are the last words in this extraordinary and revelatory book. 256pp in large paperback with eight pages of photos in colour.
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ISBN 9781445657875
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