CD tells story of arrest of East End gangsters the Kray twins
FOR retired police officer George Taylor arresting the infamous Kray twins and their brother Charlie was all in a day s work during his 31 years at the Met. His experiences have been recorded on a new CD depicting the working life of sixty-eight Met Polic
FOR retired police officer George Taylor arresting the infamous Kray twins and their brother Charlie was all in a day's work during his 31 years at the Met.
His experiences have been recorded on a new CD depicting the working life of sixty-eight Met Police officers from the 1930s to the present day.
The six hour CD, The Coppers' Story, was produced by the Friends of the Metropolitan Police Service Historical Collection after a year long project funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The brothers were arrested in 1968. Ronnie and Reggie were convicted of murder and Charlie was convicted of being an accessory to murder.
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George said: "A man had been stabbed with knives and bayonets. We arrested the Krays after recognising a car used by them near a billiard hall in Mile End so we just walked in and arrested them. It was quite easy."
Neil Paterson, manager of the MPS Historical Collection, said: "We are preserving oral history from front line officers on the streets. There's nothing better than hearing it first hand."
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The CD can be found at the MPS Historical Collection in West Brompton which is free of charge and open from 10-4pm weekdays.
For information about the MPS Historical Collection visit: www.met.police.uk/history
A copy of the CD has also been sent to most of London's Libraries and Archive Centres and is available on www.fomphc.org.uk