By Graham Bartlett
Fanatics of Peter James and his bestselling Roy Grace sequence of crime novels be aware of that his books draw on in-depth study into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in an international every piece as gritty because the genuine factor. His buddy Graham Bartlett was once a long-serving detective within the urban as soon as defined as Britain's "crime capital." jointly they've got written a gripping account of the city's such a lot difficult situations, taking the reader from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue, and introducing a few of the real-life detectives who encouraged Peter James's characters. no matter if it is the homicide of a dodgy nightclub proprietor and his relatives in Sussex's worst non-terrorist mass homicide or the race to discover the abductor of a tender lady, the authors skilfully evoke the harmful inside of tale of policing, the private toll it takes and the commitment of these who possibility their lives to maintain the general public secure.
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The van took off down the road, nobody inside the bank had a clue though. My mum and aunt had seen everything and dashed inside to tell everyone what had happened. That’s when the guards ran out and tried to give chase. I had seen it all but, at my age, I didn’t really understand what was going on. ‘Still, I was a witness like everyone else that day and the police treated me just the same despite my age. My mum really didn’t want me to be involved and told them that but I still had to go along to a line-up to try to identify who I had seen.
At the end of it, Grey was sentenced to six years in prison for his role. After serving time for his English indiscretions, he was eventually released in August 1964 and immediately set about suing the police for £750 in relation to clothes and property he said had been destroyed. The Monocled Major, it appeared, had no intention of going quietly. 3 A Sign of the Times The Ibrox heist was like taking candy from a baby for the Monocled Major and his crew. With the van keys in the ignition and no way for the police to track it other than good old-fashioned line of sight, the banks were pretty much defenceless in the face of attacks on their delivery network in that era.
Fingerprints were discovered in the abandoned car and yet another clue was added to the bulging case files. At the same time, detectives travelled from Glasgow to London to liaise with Scotland Yard colleagues over the information provided about the dustcoats. Initially it was reported it had been stolen from the AA patrolman’s car, although it was later suggested he had lent it to one of the men who soon became one of a number accused of being involved in the theft. It was a significant turning point in the probe.