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Harry Roberts - Biggest Ever Police Killer

Harry Roberts - Biggest Ever Police Killer

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  •  2 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JH
Suitable for: Adults
I am a retired senior Scotland Yard Detective, with experience of managing some of the largest terrorist and firearms incidents in London and investigating serial killers, murde... More Info »
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Harry Roberts was a soldier in the British Army in Malaya and claimed to be an assassin there; When he came home to London he tried to join the Kray Gang and the Richardson Gang, but was turned down for being too violent and unstable.

But the KGB needed somebody to spring their spy, George Blake, from Wormwood Scrubs Prison, and they choose Harry.

When they were discovered planning the escape they shot at the detectives in the eyes, killing three of them.

The shots that rang out across Wormwood Scrubs Park at 3.17pm on the afternoon of Friday, August 12.

One press report called it 'the worst crime London has known this century'.

The ruthless killings shocked and horrified and angered and caused public outcry. There were calls from many for the recently suspended death penalty to be reintroduced.

Such violent crimes were relatively unheard of and shockwaves reverberated across a nation which had been celebrating England's World Cup victory just two weeks previously.

Roberts went on the run - evading police for three months by camping out in Epping Forest, Essex, using the survival training he had learned in Malaya while serving in the Army.

Meanwhile, around the country police were trying to track him down in the biggest manhunt Scotland Yard had ever carried out. Wanted posters bearing Roberts' image - and promising a £1,000 reward - were put up.

Come and hear this amazing story, and get answers to all your burning questions by a detective with first hand experience of the case.

Venue: Sink Pong
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


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