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A surprisingly topical non-fiction account of the Soho robbery and shooting carried out by a 17 year old and his two young accomplices, which sparked concerns about rising youth crime – concerns that are frequently echoed today.

ISBN: 9781904587453 Author: Willetts, Paul Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub Publication Date: 3rd May 2007 Imprint: Dewi Lewis Publishing Cover: Paperback Dewey: 364.15230942109044 (edition:22) Pages: 270 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

A surprisingly topical non-fiction account of the murder that came to symbolise the crimewave threatening to overwhelm post-war London. It is the untold story of a Soho robbery and shooting carried out by a 17 year old and his two young accomplices. Much of the worldwide press reaction at the time focussed on the breakdown of law and order, rising youth crime, the spread of illegal firearms and the deterrent value of capital punishment – concerns that are frequently echoed today.

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