About this book
Subtitled, "How The Streets Of The Capital Became A Battleground". Charting the rise of crime since 1945, revealing how street gangs turned to major bank robberies and drugs, and asking an important question: how did this epidemic start in the first place? *Also appeared in September Buyer's Notes*
Scotland Yard has been fighting a losing battle against serious and organised crime ever since the end of the second world war; murder, drugs, armed robbery, people smuggling, counterfeiting and prostitution are still on the rise. But why has London become the breeding ground for so many criminals?