Hitmen: True Stories of Street Executions by Wensley Clarkson

By Wensley Clarkson

Written via an investigative journalist, this booklet appears to be like at specialist killers, the folk who rent them, and those that die at their fingers. one of the real tales defined are the tale of the last word hitman, Carlos the Jackal, and the way he used to be finally dropped at justice; the mum who employed a hitman to homicide the spouse of the son she couldn't undergo to lose; and the tale of Northern eire terrorist became hitman Michael Boyle, whose hit on Jimmy Brindle, the notorious South London legal, was once captured on digicam through police as he attempted to execute his plan.

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At one level the hit on Graeme Woodhatch seemed incredibly amateurish. Yet Sparky had a definite lucky streak; she was able to walk out of the building virtually unchallenged because no one realised Woodhatch had been shot. Also, there had been no eyewitnesses. There were 12 lifts near where the killing occurred, plus two fire escapes. There were even three public exits from different parts of the hospital. How on earth were detectives going to establish whether the killer had been seen by anyone?

And he said, “I can kill you now, bitch. ”’ Marie Decabral then wrote a letter to Kenny Noye in Whitemoor Prison. ‘I wanted Noye to know the truth,’ she said. ’ Two weeks later, on 3 August 1990, Marie took a call on her mobile phone. ‘Hi, I’m Kevin Noye, Kenny’s son,’ said a male voice. ‘I nearly dropped the phone,’ Marie later recalled. They arranged to meet 30 minutes later outside a McDonalds in Eltham, south-east London. ‘I was so nervous that Kevin said he could tell it was me from 20 yards away.

But among the bloodstains in the house was a shopping bag smeared with a handprint which they believed came from the killer. And one of the names that kept coming up during police enquiries was Harrold’s best friend Darren Lake. Harrold’s friends and associates said the two men were very close. Lake eventually agreed to have his fingerprints taken. Investigators were astounded to find that it was Lake’s handprint on that plastic bag. On 12 November 1999, Colin Harrold and 30-year-old Darren Lake were arrested in connection with the murder of Diane Harrold.

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